Ashadhi Ekadashi’, an important Hindu festival.However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the state government has not allowed the pilgrimage on foot since last year.
On ‘Ashadhi Ekadashi’, Uddhav Thackeray Prays For End Of COVID-19 Crisis.
Mr Uddhav Thackeray said, “Let there be a sea of devotion in Pandharpur and warkaris be allowed to perform ‘wari‘ on foot again, and for that, I prayed to Lord Vitthal to eradicate COVID-19 and bless people in the state with good health.”Aaditya Thackeray was also present on the occasion.
In a tweet PM Modi wrote: “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.”(sic)