With the highly anticipated Ashadhi Wari ceremony approaching, the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) held a review meeting on Wednesday to plan and ensure necessary facilities and arrangements for the 'Ashadhi Wari Palkhi Sohla-2023'. The meeting, chaired by Municipal Commissioner, Shekhar Singh, aimed to coordinate efforts and streamline preparations for the grand event.
This year, the Sant Dnyaneshwar Maharaj Palkhi will depart from Alandi on June 11, while the Sant Tukaram Maharaj Palkhi will depart from Dehu on June 10. The pilgrimage will culminate in Pandharpur on June 29, which marks the auspicious day of Ashadhi Ekadashi. The Wari involves thousands of devotees, known as "warkaris," who undertake a walking journey to the temple town of Pandharpur in Solapur district, chanting slogans like 'Jai Hari Vitthal' and 'Dnyanoba Mauli Tukaram'.
In the meeting held in May, Pune Guardian Minister Chandrakant Patil, at Vidhana Bhavan Pune oversaw the preparations for the Ashadhi Wari Palkhi Sohla. During the meeting, Patil emphasized the need to arrange adequate facilities for water, health, and sanitation, as well as taking necessary precautions to prevent devotees from suffering from heatstroke.