Ashadhi Ekadashi 2019: Mumbai Dabbawalas on leave for two days as they join pilgrimage to Pandharpur
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Ashadhi Ekadashi 2019: Mumbai Dabbawalas on leave for two days as they join pilgrimage to Pandharpur

Ashadhi Ekadashi is celebrated today and on this occasion, Mumbai’s Dabbawalas are on two days leave as they have to join the annual pilgrimage to Pandharpur.

As per a news agency, the president of Mumbai Dabbawala Association, Subhash Talekar said that the Tiffin services will stop on 12th and 13th July.

On an auspicious day, PM Modi also greeted people around the world. He also shared a video of ongoing 21 days long Pandhapur Ashadi Ekadashi Wari (pilgrimage) in Maharashtra. In the months of Ashadha Ekadashi, Pandharpur Wari us considered as one of the most religious procession.


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The Warkari community celebrates the Ekadashi primarily in Maharashtra. Pandharpur is the main center of worship of deity Vitthal a form of Vishnu. It is said that on this day, Lord Vishnu goes to sleep and wakes up after four months on Prabhodhini Ekadashi.

Ashadi Ekadashi is also known as Padma Ekadashi, Devshayani Ekadashi, and Hari Shayani Ekadashi.

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