Pandharpur Wari 2024: Schedule for Sant Tukaram Maharaj Palkhi unveiled. Click to know details

Pandharpur Wari 2024: Schedule for Sant Tukaram Maharaj Palkhi unveiled. Click to know details

Pandharpur Wari 2024: Schedule for Sant Tukaram Maharaj Palkhi unveiled. Click to know details

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Pune: The Jagadguru Shri Sant Tukaram Maharaj Sansthan has released the official timetable for the 339th Palkhi Sohala of Shri Sant Tukaram Maharaj. This revered pilgrimage, undertaken annually by the Warkari community to Pandharpur for Ashadhi Ekadashi, holds immense significance in the Hindu calendar.

Key Dates and Venues

The Sant Tukaram Maharaj Palkhi Sohala 2024 will begin with a departure ceremony on the afternoon of June 28. The palanquin, symbolizing deep devotion, will reach Pandharpur on July 16, 2024, coinciding with Ashadhi Ekadashi. The detailed timetable, announced on December 25 by chief coordinators Manik Maharaj More, Vishal Maharaj More, and Santosh Maharaj More, outlines the route and stops of the pilgrimage. The Palkhi will stay in Pandharpur from July 16 to July 21, before starting its return journey to Dehu, arriving back on July 31.

A Sacred Journey

Every year, the Warkari community embarks on this pilgrimage to honour the spiritual legacy of saints like Sant Dnyaneshwar and Sant Tukaram. The journey is characterized by profound faith, communal devotion, and the carrying of palanquins from the saints’ samadhi places to Pandharpur.

New Venue for Palkhi Ceremony

For the first time, the Palkhi ceremony will be held at the newly built temple of Shri Sant Tukaram Maharaj Sansthan on Nagarpradakshina Road in Pandharpur. This new venue adds a fresh dimension to the historic event, merging tradition with modernity.

Detailed Itinerary

The journey will start on June 28 with a departure from Dehu, stopping first at Inamdar Wada. On June 29, the Palkhi will visit Hajrat Sayyad Angadshah Baba Dargah for the first Abhanga Aarti and the Paduka Temple in Chincholi for the second Abhanga Aarti, with an evening halt at Shri Vitthal Temple in Akurdi. 

From June 30 to July 1, the stay will be at Shri Nivdungya Vitthal Temple, Nana Peth, Pune. The pilgrimage will then proceed from Pune to Loni Kalbhor on July 2, with an overnight stay at the new Palkhi base. 

On July 3, the stay will be at Bhairavnath Temple, Yavat, followed by a halt at Vitthal Temple, Varvand on July 4. The Palkhi will stay at Undawadi on July 5 and at Baramati Sharda Vidyalaya premises on July 6. 

On July 7, the halt will be at Sansar, with the first Ringan at Belwadi and an overnight stay at Anthurne on July 8. The pilgrimage will stay at Nimgaon Ketki on July 9, followed by the second Ringan at Indapur on July 10. 

After a morning bath at Nira, the stay will be at Akluj on July 12, with the third Ringan in the afternoon. On July 13, the first standing Ringan will be at Malinagar, with an overnight stay at Borgaon. 

The evening halt on July 14 will be at Tondale Bondale, with an overnight stay at Pirachi Kuroli. The second standing Ringan will be at Bajirao Well on July 15. 

Finally, on July 16, the Palkhi will depart for Pandharpur from Bakhri, with the final standing Ringan in the evening and arrival at Shri Sant Tukaram Maharaj Temple.

Here are the important dates for the Sant Tukaram Maharaj Palkhi 2024:

28th June: The palanquin will commence its journey on Friday, with the first stop at Inamdar Wada.

29th June: The procession will halt near The Hajrat Syed Angadshah Baba Dargah for the first Abhanga Aarti and then at the Paduka Temple in Chincholi for the second Abhanga Aarti. Later in the evening, it will stop at Shri Vitthal Temple in Akurdi.

30th June and 1st July: The Palkhi will stay at Shri Nivdungya Vitthal Temple in Nana Peth, Pune.

2nd July: The palanquin will depart from Pune for Loni Kalbhor, where it will stay at the new Palkhi base.

3rd July: The procession will stay at the Bhairavnath temple in Yavat.

4th July: The Palkhi will stay at Vitthal Temple in Varvand, followed by a stop at Undawadi on 5th July.

6th July: Accommodation at the premises of Baramati Sharda Vidyalaya, and on 7th July at Sansar.

8th July: The first Ringan will be held at Belwadi, followed by a night halt at Anthurne and a stay at Nimgaon Ketki on 9th July. The second Ringan will take place at Indapur on 10th July.

12th July: After a Nira bath at Sarati in the morning, the palanquin will proceed to Akluj and complete the third round of Ringan there in the afternoon.

13th July: The first standing Ringan will be held at Malinagar, followed by accommodation at Borgaon. On the evening of 14th July, there will be a halt at Tondale Bondle and a night stay at Pirachi Kuroli. The second standing Ringan will take place at Bajirao Well on the evening of 15th July.

16th July: The palanquin will depart for Pandharpur from Bakhri in the morning. In the evening, the third-standing Ringan will be conducted at the Paduka Aarti venue. The palanquin will then enter Shri Kshetra Pandharpur town in the evening and rest in the newly constructed building of Shri Sant Tukaram Maharaj Temple at night.

– 21st July: The return journey to Dehu will commence.

The Pandharpur Wari is a profound spiritual journey that unites thousands of devotees. The meticulous planning and rich traditions surrounding the Palkhi Sohala of Sant Tukaram Maharaj make it a unique and enriching experience. As the Palkhi progresses towards Pandharpur, it carries with it the hopes, prayers, and devotion of countless individuals, reaffirming the timeless bond between faith and community.