To take darshan of Lord Vitthala and Sri Sri Radha Pandharinath is a wonderful experience. Their Lordships Sri Sri Radha Pandharinath are presiding in a very nice and spacious temple on the bank of the holy river Chandra Bhaga.
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Hare Krishna!!!
Pandharicha Mahima varnava Kiti (What And How much to talk about Pandharpur Dham)..Lord Vitthala (Krishna) Himself residing here.. standing on a brick and waiting for His beloved Divotees. Lord Vitthala (Krishna) who came here 5000 years ago to visit his devotee Pundarika. At tht time the Lord turned Himself into a black stone deity and have resided here ever since.
To take darshan of Lord Vitthala and Sri Sri Radha Pandharinath is a wonderful experience. Their Lordships Sri Sri Radha Pandharinath are presiding in a very nice and spacious temple on the bank of the holy river Chandra Bhaga. And it is the base of H.H.Lokanath Swami Maharaja. So I welcome everybody to visit Pandharpur Dham to take Darshana of Sri Sri Vitthal-Rukhmini and Sri Sri Radha-Pandharinath.
Jay Jay Sri RadheeeShyaaam !!!

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  • Prabhuji, Thanks for inviting all, I prayed to Hare Krishna and he has made some arrangement for me. I should be there by 20th of Dec 2009, if my desires are so pure and my heart is so so much filled with love for Hare Krishna. If I come there will you please share more about Lord Krishna, My knowledge and awareness is so limited and my hunger for knowing more about Lord Krishna is becoming more and more unsatiable.
  • Known as “Sourthern Kashi of India”, Pandharpur proudly hosts the “Kuladivat” of Maharashtra State- Shree Vitthal and Rukmini. Also known by the other names, Pandurang or Vithoba it is supposed to be The Supreme God of The Universe for all the Maharashtrians and an incarnation of Lord Shiva and Vishnu.

    It’s praises were sung and written by the most auspicious saints of Maharashtra- Saint Dnyaneshwar, Saint Tukaram, Saint Namdev, Saint Purandardas, Chikha Mela, Janabai and many others.

    In the temple of Vithoba, “Pad-Sparsha-Darshan” is a special ceremony. Irrespective of caste any devotee can enter the sanctum sanctorum and can place his/ her head at the feet of Vitthal. The Bhagwat Dharma sect is followed in Pandharpur, with full spirit.

    The river Bhima, better known as “Chandrabhaga” flows through the city. Large number of devotees walks from the whole of Maharashtra, to celebrate the “Ashadhi Ekadashi and Kartiki Ekadashi” twice every year. The palanquins (Palkhis) of various saints from different locations come together at Wakhri, 5 kilometers away from Pandharpur.

    Although not religiously very crucial, certain daily rituals do form the routine of Bhaghwat Dharma, at Pandharpur. These signify the devotedness of the followers towards it’s deity. These rituals include Kakad Arati (Early Morning Prayers) , Mahapuja (Mega-Worship), Mahanaivedya (Food offering), Poshakh (putting the robe) Dhoop Arati, Padya Pooja, etc. All this is performed in main Vitthal temple. As one enters from Namdeo-Payri (The Step in memory of Saint Namdeo) and comes out of the Westward Exit (the Paschim Dwar) one crosses various other temples- as many as 25, in the same premise.

    Ganesh Mandir, Garud Mandir, Ekmukh Dattatraya Mandir, Satyabhama Mandir, Kanhopatra Mandir to name a few.

    Geographical and Traveling Information
    From main Solapur city, Pandharpur is at a distance of 72 kilometers and is well connected by roads to practically every city in Maharashtra, railway track also exists. Pandharpur falls on Miraj-Kurduwadi-Latur track. From Solapur numerous local level transport buses commute to Pandharpur.

    Major Activities
    At Pandharpur, every Wednesday is regarded as an auspicious day and Ekadashi- auspicious day of the month. Four major festivals- Ashadhi Kartitki, Magh and Chaitra Ekadashis are yearly celebrated. Out of these, 1st two attract a crowd of about 8 to 10 lakhs.
    Apart from these, the temple premise also celebrates Gudhi Padawa, Ram-Navami, Dasehara and Deepavali festivals.

  • Saint Tukaram was the most famous of all Maharashtrian saints. He lived during the seventeenth century, and over the last three hundred years his devotional influence has been deeply felt by the local people. His poems, the 4,500 verses known as the Abhangas, have become part of the public memory of Maharashtra. They are sung in every village and in every town.

    In his autobiography, Tukaram says he was initiated in a dream by Raghava Caitanya Kesava Caitanya. Though not everyone agrees, Gaudiya Vaisnavas (such as the ISKCON devotees) understand this to mean Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.

    As Srila Prabhupada comments (Caitanya-Caritamrta, Madya 9.282, purport), "The sankirtana party belonging to Tukaram is still very popular in Bombay. [It] exactly resembles the Gaudiya Vaisnava sankirtana parties, for they chant the holy name with mrdanga and karatalas." They also wear neck beads and tilaka similar to those of the Gaudiya tradition.

  • i have been to pandarpur dham it was the most enjoyable (full of bhakti ) of my life. it is only temple in the world where you can touch LORD'S FEET . AND
    anyone can feel the lord's energy when he touches them.
  • Lokanath Swami was born in a small village of Maharashtra known as Aravade in 1949, on the auspicious day of Sayana (Ashadhi) Ekadasi. After meeting his spiritual master, His Divine grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, founder acarya of ISKCON (International society for Krishna Consciousness), he completely dedicate his life to spread the teachings and holy names of the lord throughout the world. Today he is well known spiritual leader of ISKCON, a travelling preacher and one of the initiating Guru of ISKCON. He is well known for his kirtans and kathas throughout the world.

    Sri Sri Radha Pandharinath Ki Jay...
  • Hare krishna
    Pandarinath ki jay
  • Hare Krishna. I have been to pandharpur many a times when i was small without knowing that Lord Vitthala is Lord Krishna himself. Great nector prabhu. Thankyou so much for giving me this knowledge. Hare Krishna.
  • Sri Sri Radha Pandharinath ki jay
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