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Bombay HC forms panel to check pollution, sanitation during festival

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 21:29

The Bombay High Court today formed a high-powered committee to provide proper sanitation and monitor pollution in Chandrabhaga river in the holy town of Pandharpur for the Asadi Ekadashi festival on July 9 amidst reports of manual scavenging prevailing there.

Shocked that manual scavenging is practiced in these times: Bombay HC

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 18:32

Expressing anguish over Maharashtra government`s apathy towards manual scavengers in the pilgrimage city of Pandharpur in Solapur district, the Bombay High Court today said it will shock the conscience of anybody to know that this inhuman practice continues unabated till date.

BJP slams police commissioner`s order to police stations

Last Updated: Monday, April 15, 2013, 21:24

BJP`s Maharashtra leader Eknath Khadse demanded roll back of Mumbai Police Commissioner Satypal Singh`s order asking police stations to remove photographs and idols of deities from premises.

A `spiritual` water conservation expedition

Last Updated: Saturday, October 08, 2011, 12:50

Carrying a palanquin of famous saint Dnyaneshwar with a message of water conservation, about a dozen boats have sailed off to Indrayani on a unique river expedition to the pilgrim town of Pandharpur.

Devotees pour in to temple town Pandharpur

Last Updated: Monday, July 11, 2011, 20:48

More than eight lakh devotees reached the temple town of Pandharpur in the district, to witness the `maha-puja` of Lord Vitthal and his consort Rukhmini, on the occasion of `Ashadhi Ekadashi`.

Week-long Ashadai Ekadashi in Pandharpur from July 21

Last Updated: Monday, July 19, 2010, 23:12

The week-long Ashadai Ekadashi festival at Lord Vitthala temple at Pandharpur will get under way on July 21 with the Chief Minister Ashok Chavan performing the `Mahapooja.`

Religious harmony icon Muslim Warkari dies en route Pandharpur

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 07, 2010, 23:46

Hundreds of grief stricken `Warkari` pilgrims paid their last respects to an 82-year-old Muslim woman who had been a fellow traveller to Pandharpur, when she died here today on the way to the temple town.

Pandharpur Yatra to be given tourism accreditation

Last Updated: Thursday, June 17, 2010, 15:44

`Visit Golden Maharashtra`, a joint initiative of MEDC, MTDC and the State Government will provide special tourism accreditation to Pandharpur Yatra, as part of its year-long promotion of Maharashtra.