Aashadi Ekadashi is a holy day of special significance to Vaishnavas followers of Hindu preserver god ‘Vishnu’. On this day people (warkari’s) go walking in huge procession from Aalandi to Pandharpur. The palakhis from Dehu (Tukaram’s), Paithan (Eknath’s), Trimbakeshwar (Nivruttinath’s), Muktainagar (Muktabai’s),Saswad (Sopandev’s) and from Shegaon Saint Gajanan Maharaj’s also join the procession by singing abhangas (chanting hymns) of all these saints dedicated to God Vitthal.
On Thursday 14th July, Aashadi Ekadashi was celebrated in school with great pomp. The procession started with a pooja performed by our Head Mistress of the paduka’s of Dnyaneshwar Maharaj in the palkhi (palanquin). The Sr. K.G. children carry the palkhi to the hall chanting .’ Dnyanba Tukaram’ , Dnyaneshwar mauli, Dnyanraj mauli Tukaram’.
Our Head Mistress told the significance of the day & performed pooja of lord Vithoba. One of our teacher told a very nice story of little ‘Namdev’ to the children and asked them to have faith,devotion and love as little Namdev’. A song in praise of god ‘ Vitthal’ called Aarti was sung along with the children by all the teachers. Children enjoyed a lot and got to know about this day by actually participating in the event.
Updated on: [December 17, 2017]