Vasant Panchami: Vitthal Rukmini grand wedding ritual to be performed

Pandharpur, Feb 16: According to the ritual that has been followed since ages, the marriage ceremony of Pandurang and Rukmini takes place on the occasion of Vasant Panchami, every year. The entire Varkari Sampraday and pilgrims from all over Maharashtra and around eagerly wait for the ceremony. It is believed that the heavenly moment of Vithoba and Rukmini marriage is graced with the presence of Brahmadev-Saraswati, Shankar-Parvati, Vishnu-Mahalakshmi, Balaji-Padmavati, Radha-Krishna along with Ganapati, Naradamuni and other gods.
Vasant Panchami: Vitthal  
The entire ceremony is organized as per an actual marriage because of the emotional sentiment of devotion and love for the god and goddess. This year the wedding dress of Vithoba-Rukmini has been designed and presented by Savita Chaudhary, who is a famous fashion designer from Bengaluru.
The concept that all the heavenly deities will be showering their blessings on Vithoba-Rukmini has been beautifully presented through the flower decoration that has been showcased by Bharat Bhujbal, who runs a business of flower decoration services in Pune. These opportunities to provide decorations in any form for the holy wedding are considered to be nothing else but merely the blessings of the gods.
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