The Pagadi was kept on display at Zendewale’s shop at NC Kelkar road on Friday.
Pune: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Dehu on June 14 to inaugurate the newly-constructed Shila temple of Sant Tukaram and he will be greeted with a designer Pagadi (turban) made by Murudkar Zendewale and Fetewale.
A silky material has been used to make the designer turban which also has Holy Basil (Tulsi) beans. The headgear will also have tiny sculptures of Sant Tukaram Maharaj and Sant Dnyaneshwar Maharaj on either side. The Pagadi was kept on display at Zendewale’s shop at NC Kelkar road on Friday.
The new Shila temple has been constructed using black stone sourced from Rajasthan. Enclosed within it, is the ‘Shila’ in front of which is a 42-inch-tall idol of Sant Tukaram, which according to the trustees, has been built for the first time. The idol depicts Sant Tukaram sitting and performing kirtan and was built over six months from June to November 2021.