Ashadhi or Shayani Ekadashi 2020: Date, Pandharpur yatra and significance

Also known as the Ashadhi Ekadashi, it falls on the eleventh lunar day of the Shukla paksha in the Hindu month of Ashadha (June - July). Like all Ekadashis, the day is dedicated to Lord Vishnu.

Jul 01, 2020, 10:09 AM IST

Maharashtra farmer sends chopper for bride's entry in wedding

A farmer in Pandharpur, a town near Solapur district in Maharashtra, decided to woo his bride by sending a helicopter to her village to pick her up for the wedding venue. 

Jun 09, 2019, 13:12 PM IST

Morning Breaking: Uddhav Thackeray to visit Varanasi

Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray will be visiting Varanasi and will address a congregation of religious leaders in the temple town of Pandharpur in Maharashtra on December 24.

Dec 22, 2018, 09:40 AM IST

Pandharpur temple priest suspended for assaulting devotee

"The priest Ashok Bhadage, stands suspended. We cannot tolerate such violent behaviour within the temple premises," Solapur district Collector Rajendra Bhosale told PTI.

May 20, 2017, 20:01 PM IST

Lakhs of devotees throng Pandharpur for 'Ashadhi Ekadashi'

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and his wife Amruta performed a maha puja (grand prayer) at the Lord Vitthal temple in Pandharpur on 'Ashadhi Ekadashi' early Friday.

Jul 15, 2016, 09:57 AM IST

Pilgrimage town Pandharpur gets world's largest toilet facility

Maharashtra's temple town Pandharpur is all set to get the world's biggest toilet facility to serve to the needs of over three lakh pilgrims who throng the shrine to seek the blessings of Lord Vitthal, the state's presiding deity, here.

Jul 06, 2016, 19:15 PM IST

Maharashtra mulling plan to supply water via railway wagons

 The Maharashtra government is mulling a plan to provide drinking water to drought-affected Latur in the Marathwada region through railway wagons.

Aug 11, 2015, 19:03 PM IST

NCP's corruption will surge if again voted to power: Modi

Making a scathing attack on NCP, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that if the Sharad Pawar-led party is voted to power again, it will further increase its "corrupt activities."

Oct 12, 2014, 14:26 PM IST

Andhra to airlift victims of bus accident in Maharashtra

Andhra Pradesh government is making arrangements to airlift bodies of eight people and 13 others injured in a road accident in Maharashtra early Tuesday.

Oct 07, 2014, 13:47 PM IST

Bombay HC forms panel to check pollution, sanitation during festival

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.

Jul 03, 2014, 21:29 PM IST

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

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.

Apr 16, 2014, 18:32 PM IST

BJP slams police commissioner`s order to police stations

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.

Apr 15, 2013, 21:24 PM IST

A `spiritual` water conservation expedition

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.

Oct 08, 2011, 12:50 PM IST

Devotees pour in to temple town Pandharpur

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`.

Jul 11, 2011, 20:48 PM IST

Week-long Ashadai Ekadashi in Pandharpur from July 21

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.`

Jul 19, 2010, 23:12 PM IST

Religious harmony icon Muslim Warkari dies en route Pandharpur

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.

Jul 07, 2010, 23:46 PM IST