Prime Minister greeted people on the auspicious occasion of Ashadhi Ekadashi, one of the most important annual Hindu festivals. "On the auspicious occasion of Ashadhi Ekadashi, my greetings to everyone. On this special day, we pray to Lord Vitthal to bless us with abundance of happiness and good health. The Varkari movement represents the finest of our traditions and emphasises on harmony and equality," PM Modi tweeted.
'Ashadi Ekadashi' is one of the most important Hindu festivals. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the State Government has not allowed the pilgrimage on foot since last year. As a result, this year, the palkhis (palanquins) carrying 'padukas' (footwears) of saint-poets Dnyaneshwar and Tukaram left for Pandharpur in flower-decked buses from Pune.