Saturday, February 19, 2011

Sardar Patel Stadium Ahmedabad, Gujarat Details, Matches of ICC World Cup 2011, Capacity, Owner, buy Tickets, Distance From Airport & Railway Station

Sardar Patel Stadium Ahmedabad, Gujarat Details, Matches of ICC World Cup 2011, Capacity, Owner, buy Tickets, Distance From Airport & Railway Station
Location:-Motera, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Establishment:-1982
Capacity:-54,000
Owner:-Gujarat Cricket Association
Operator:-Gujarat Cricket Association
Tenants:-Indian Cricket Team (1983-present), Rajasthan Royals (2010)
End names:- Adani Pavilion End, GMDC End


Distance From - Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Total Distance: 9.78 Km
Total Time:25 min

Distance From - Ahmedabad Railway Station, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Total Distance: 5.01 Km
Total Time: 13 min

Matches of ICC World Cup 2011 at this Venue

1.) 21 Feb,2011 09:00 AM GMT
AUS vs ZIM

2.) Fri 04 Mar 09:30 AM IST
NZ vs ZIM

3.) Thu 24 Mar 02:30 PM IST
A2 vs B3 (2nd Quarter Final, D)



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M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore, Karnataka Details, Matches of ICC World Cup 2011, Capacity, buy Tickets, Distance from Airport & Railway Station

M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore, Karnataka Details, Matches of ICC World Cup 2011, Capacity, Owner, buy Tickets, Distance From Airport & Railway Station
Location:-Bangalore
Establishment:-1969
Capacity:-50,000
Owner:-Karnataka State Cricket Association
Operator:-Karnataka State Cricket Association
Tenants:-Karnataka Cricket Team, Royal Challengers Bangalore
End names:-
Pavilion End,
BEML End

Distance From - Bengaluru International Airport, Bengaluru, Karnataka
Total Distance: 34.16 Km
Total Time:1 hr 04 min

Distance From - From - Bengaluru City Railway Station, Srirampuram, Bengaluru, Karnataka
Total Distance: 4.11 Km
Total Time: 11 min

Matches of ICC World Cup 2011 at this Venue

1.) Sun 27 Feb 02:30 PM IST
IND vs ENG

2.) Wed 02 Mar 02:30 PM IST
ENG vs IRE

3.) Sun 06 Mar 02:30 PM IST
IND vs IRE

4.)Sun 13 Mar 02:30 PM IST
AUS vs KEN

5.) Wed 16 Mar 02:30 PM IST
AUS vs CAN


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M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai Details, Matches of ICC World Cup 2011, Capacity, buy Tickets, Distance From Airport & Railway Station

M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai Details, Matches of ICC World Cup 2011, Capacity, Owner, buy Tickets, Distance From Airport & Railway Station
Location:-Chepauk, Chennai
Establishment:-1916
Capacity:-50,000
Owner:-Government of Tamil Nadu
Architect:-Hopkins Architects, England
Operator:-Tamil Nadu Cricket Association
End names:-
Anna Pavilion End,
V Pattabhiraman Gate End

Distance From - Chennai Anna International Airport
Total Distance: 9.78 Km
Total Time: 25 min

Distance From - Chennai Central Railway Station, Chennai
Total Distance: 9.78 Km
Total Time: 25 min

Matches of ICC World Cup 2011 at this Venue

1.) Sun 20 Feb 09:30 AM IST
NZ vs KEN
2.) Sun 06 Mar 09:30 AM IST
SA vs ENG

3.) Thu 17 Mar 02:30 PM IST
ENG vs WI
4.)Sun 20 Mar 02:30 PM IST
IND vs WI



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R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka Details, Matches of ICC World Cup 2011, Capacity, Owner, buy Tickets, Distance From Airport & Railway Station

R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka Details, Matches of ICC World Cup 2011, Capacity, Owner, buy Tickets, Distance From Airport & Railway Station
Location:- Maligawatta, Colombo
Establishment:-1986
Capacity:-35,000
Owner:-Sri Lanka Cricket
Operator:-Sri Lanka Cricket
Tenants:-Sri Lanka Cricket
End names:-
Khettarama End,
Scoreboard End


Distance From - Bandaranaike International Airport Katunayake
Total Distance: 31.9 km
Total Time:28 min

From - Dehiwala Railway Station
Total Distance: 14.01 Km
Total Time:19 min


Matches of ICC World Cup 2011 at this Venue

1.)Sat 26 Feb 02:30 PM IST
PAK vs SL
2.) Tue 01 Mar 02:30 PM IST
SL vs KEN
3.) Thu 03 Mar 02:30 PM IST
PAK vs CAN

4.)Sat 05 Mar 02:30 PM IST
AUS vs SL

5.)Sat 19 Mar 02:30 PM IST
AUS vs PAK

6.)Sat 26 Mar 02:30 PM IST
A4 vs B1 (4th Quarter Final, F)

7.)Tue 29 Mar 02:30 PM IST
Winner C vs Winner E (1st Semi Final)


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Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur Thana district of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Matches of ICC World Cup 2011, Buy Tickets, Dist. From Airport

Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur Thana district of Dhaka, Bangladesh Details, Matches of ICC World Cup 2011, Buy Tickets, Distance From Airport
Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur Thana district of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Location:-Mirpur Thana, Dhaka
Establishment:-2006
Capacity:-25,000
Owner:-Dhaka Division
Operator:-Bangladesh, Dhaka Division
Tenants:-Bangladesh Cricket Team
End names:- Ispahani End, Aqua Paints End


Distance From - Zia International Airport, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Total Distance: 9.6 km
Total Time:21 min

From - Dhaka Mymensingh Hwy, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Total Distance: 12 Km
Total Time:24 min


Matches of ICC World Cup 2011 at this Venue

1.)Sat 19 Feb 02:00 PM IST
IND vs BAN
2.) Fri 25 Feb 02:00 PM IST
BAN vs IRE
3.) Fri 04 Mar 02:00 PM IST
BAN vs WI

4.)Sat 19 Mar 09:00 AM IST
BAN vs SA

5.)Wed 23 Mar 02:00 PM IST
A1 vs B4 (1st Quarter Final, C)

6.)Fri 25 Mar 02:00 PM IST
A3 vs B2 (3rd Quarter Final, E)


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Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota Details, Matches of ICC World Cup 2011, Buy Ticket,Capacity, Distance From Railway Station

Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota Details, Matches of ICC World Cup 2011, Buy Tickets, Capacity, Distance From Railway Station
Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota

Ground information

Location:-Sooriyawewa, Hambantota District, Southern Province
Establishment:-2010
Capacity:-35,000
Owner:-Sri Lanka Cricket
Operator:-Sri Lanka Cricket
Tenants:-2011 Cricket World Cup


Distance From - From - Tzuchi Homestay L 14, Tzu Chi Great Love Village, Siribopura
Total Distance:79.7 km
Total Time:1 hr 26 min

From - Matara Railway Station, Matara Railway Station, A2, Matara
Total Distance: 4.7 Km
Total Time:5 min


Matches of ICC World Cup 2011 at this Venue

1.)Sun 20 Feb 02:30 PM IST
SL vs CAN

2.) Wed 23 Feb 02:30 PM IST
PAK vs KEN


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Muttiah Muralitharan International Cricket Stadium or Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy Matches of ICC World Cup 2011 Details, buy Ticket

Muttiah Muralitharan International Cricket Stadium or Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy Matches of ICC World Cup 2011 Details, buy Tickets
Muttiah Muralitharan International Cricket Stadium
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy
Location:-Pallekele, Kandy District, Central Province
Establishment:-November 27, 2009
Capacity:-35,000
Owner:-Sri Lanka Cricket
Operator:-Sri Lanka Cricket
Tenants:-Inter-Provincial Limited Over Tournament, Inter-Provincial Twenty20, 2011 Cricket World Cup
End names:-Hunnasgiriya End, Rikillagaskada End

Distance From - From - Sri Dalada Veediya
Total Distance: 10.6 km
Total Time:09 min

Distance From - Vejayanta Pasada Polonnaruwa
Total Distance: 132 Km
Total Time:1 hr 45 min

Matches of ICC World Cup 2011 at this Venue

1.)Tue 08 Mar 02:30 PM IST
PAK vs NZ

2.) Thu 10 Mar 02:30 PM IST
SL vs ZIM
3.) Mon 14 Mar 02:30 PM IST
PAK vs ZIM



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Punjab Cricket Association Stadium(PCA)- Mohali, India Details, Matches of ICC World Cup 2011, buy Tickets, Distance from Airport & Railway Station

Punjab Cricket Association Stadium(PCA)- Mohali, India Details, Matches of ICC World Cup 2011, buy Tickets, Distance from Airport & Railway Station, Capacity, Owner

Punjab Cricket Association Stadium- Mohali

Ground information
Location:- Mohali
Establishment:-1993
Capacity:-30,000
Owner:-Punjab Cricket Association
Tenants:-Punjab cricket team (1993-present), Kings XI Punjab (2008-present)
End names:-Pavilion End, City End

International information
First Test:- 10 Dec - 14 Dec 1994: India v West Indies
First ODI:- 22 November 1993: India v West Indies


Distance From- Chandigarh Airport
Total Distance: 11.62 km
Total Time:27 min

Distance From -Chandigarh Railway Station
Total Distance: 12.22 Km
Total Time:33 min

Matches of ICC World Cup 2011 at this Venue

1.)Thu 03 Mar 09:30 AM IST
SA vs NED

2.) Fri 11 Mar 09:30 AM IST
WI vs IRE
3.) Wed 30 Mar 02:30 PM IST
Winner D vs Winner F (2nd Semi Final)



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Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium(VCA), Jamtha, Nagpur, India Details, Matches of ICC World Cup 2011, buy Tickets, Distance from Airport & Railway

Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium(VCA), Jamtha, Nagpur, India Details, Matches of ICC World Cup 2011, buy Tickets, Distance from Airport & Railway Station, Capacity, Owner

Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium(VCA), Jamtha, Nagpur

Ground information

Location:-Jamtha, Nagpur
Establishment:-2008
Capacity:-45,000
Owner:-Vidarbha Cricket Association
Operator:-Vidarbha Cricket Association
End names:-Secretary End, Pavilion End

International information
First Test:- 6-10 Nov 2008: India v Australia
First ODIL:- 28 Oct 2009: India v Australia
First T20I:- 9 Dec 2009: India v Sri Lanka




Nagpur: VCA Stadium

Distance From - Sonegaon Airport, Nagpur, Maharashtra

Total Distance: 12.39 km
Total Time:22 min

Distance From - Nagpur Railway Station, Nagpur, Maharashtra

Total Distance:19.86 Km
Total Time:38 minn


Matches of ICC World Cup 2011 at this Venue

1.)Tue 22 Feb 02:30 PM IST
ENG vs NED

2.) Fri 25 Feb 09:30 AM IST
AUS vs NZ
3.) Mon 28 Feb 09:30 AM IST
ZIM vs CAN

4.) Sat 12 Mar 02:30 PM IST
IND vs SA



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Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, India Details, Matches of ICC World Cup 2011, buy Tickets, Distance from Airport & Railway Station, Capacity, Owner

Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, India Details, Matches of ICC World Cup 2011, buy Tickets, Distance from Airport & Railway Station, Capacity, Owner

Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Ground information

Location:- Mumbai
Establishment:-1974
Capacity:- 45000
Owner:- Mumbai Cricket Association
Architect:- Shashi Prabhu and Associates
Contractor:- B.E. Billimoria and Company
Operator:- Mumbai Cricket Association
Tenants:- Mumbai cricket team, Mumbai Indians
End names:- Garware Pavilion End, Tata End1

International information
First Test:-23 Jan - 29 Jan 1975: India v West Indies
First ODI:-17 Jan 1987: India v Sri Lanka




Mumbai: Wankhede Stadium

Distance From - Santacruz Domestic Airport
Total Distance: 22.10 km
Total Time:52 min

Distance From -Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
Total Distance:26.24 Km
Total Time:1 hr 2 min

Distance From -Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station
Total Distance:2.45 Km
Total Time:5 min

Distance From - Mumbai Central Railway Station
Total Distance:4.84 Km
Total Time:8 min

Matches of ICC World Cup 2011 at this Venue

1.)Sun 13 Mar 09:30 AM IST
NZ vs CAN

2.) Fri 18 Mar 02:30 PM IST
NZ vs SL
3.) Sat 02 Apr 02:30 PM IST
SF1 vs SF2 (Final)



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Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, New Delhi, India Details, Matches of ICC World Cup 2011, buy Tickets, Distance from Airport & Railway Station, Capacity

Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, New
Delhi
, India Details, Matches of ICC World Cup 2011, buy Tickets, Distance from Airport & Railway Station, Capacity, Owner


Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, New
Delhi

Location:-Delhi
Establishment:-1883
Capacity:-48,000
Owner:-Delhi District Cricket Association
Operator:-Delhi District Cricket Association
Tenants:-Delhi, Delhi Daredevils
End names:-
Stadium End,
Pavilion End

International information
First Test:- 10 Nov - 14 Nov 1948: India v West Indies
First ODI:- 15 Sep 1982: India v Sri Lanka




New Delhi: Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium

Distance From - IGI Airport Area, New Delhi
Total Distance: 20.28 km
Total Time:51 min

Distance From - New Delhi Railway Station Paharganj, Ajmere Gate, New Delhi
Total Distance:5.24 Km
Total Time:12 min

Distance From -The Connaught, Connaught Place, New Delhi

Total Distance:7.35 Km
Total Time:17 min

Distance From - Mumbai Central Railway Station
Total Distance:4.84 Km
Total Time:8 min

Matches of ICC World Cup 2011 at this Venue

1.)Thu 24 Feb 02:30 PM IST
SA vs WI

2.) Mon 28 Feb 02:30 PM IST
WI vs NED

3.) Mon 07 Mar 02:30 PM IST
CAN vs KEN

4.) Wed 09 Mar 02:30 PM IST
IND vs NED



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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Shani Dev-108 names of Shani Dev,Shree Shani Chalisa,Video,Pictures, Shree Shani Chalisa Free Download in Word File



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108 names of Shani Dev

1. Om shanaescaraya namah
2. Om shantaya namah
3. Om sarvabhistapradayine namah
4. Om sharanyaya namah
5. Om vagenyaya namah
6. Om sarveshaya namah
7. Om saumyaya namah
8. Om suramvandhaya namah
9. Om suralokaviharine namah
10. Om sukhasonapavishtaya namah
11. Om sundaraya namah
12. Om ghanaya namah
13. Om ghanarupaya namah
14. Om ghanabharanadharine namah
15. Om ghanasaravilepaya namah
16. Om khadyotaya namah
17. Om mandaya namah
18. Om mandaceshtaya namah
19. Om mahaniyagunaatmane namah
20. Om martyapavanapadaya namah
21. Om maheshaya namah
22. Om dhayaputraya namah
23. Om sharvaya namah
24. Om shatatuniradharine namah
25. Om carasthirasvabhavaya namah
26. Om acamcalaya namah
27. Om nilavarnaya namah
28. Om nityaya namah
29. Om nilanjananibhaya namah
30. Om nilambaravibhushaya namah
31. Om nishcalaya namah
32. Om vedyaya namah
33. Om vidhirupaya namah
34. Om virodhadharabhumaye namah
35. Om bhedaspadasvabhavaya namah
36. Om vajradehaya namah
37. Om vairagyadaya namah
38. Om viraya namah
39. Om vitarogabhayaya namah
40. Om vipatparampareshaya namah
41. Om vishvavandyaya namah
42. Om gridhnavahaya namah
43. Om gudhaya namah
44. Om kurmangaya namah
45. Om kurupine namah
46. Om kutsitaya namah
47. Om gunadhyaya namah
48. Om gocaraya namah
49. Om avidhyamulanashaya namah
50. Om vidhyaavidhyasvarupine namah
51. Om ayushyakaranaya namah
52. Om apaduddhartre namah
53. Om vishnubhaktaya namah
54. Om vishine namah
55. Om vividhagamavedine namah
56. Om vidhistutyaya namah
57. Om vandhyaya namah
25. Om virupaakshaya namah
59. Om varishthaya namah
60. Om garishthaya namah
61. Om vajramkushagharaya namah
62. Om varada bhayahastaya namah
63. Om vamanaya namah
64. Om jyeshthapatnisametaya namah
65. Om shreshthaya namah
66. Om mitabhashine namah
67. Om kashtaughanashakartre namah
68. Om pushtidaya namah
69. Om stutyaya namah
70. Om stotragamyaya namah
71. Om bhaktivashyaya namah
72. Om bhanave namah
73. Om bhanuputraya namah
74. Om bhavyaya namah
75. Om pavanaya namah
76. Om dhanurmandalasamsthaya namah
77. Om dhanadaya namah
78. Om dhanushmate namah
79. Om tanuprakashadehaya namah
80. Om tamasaya namah
81. Om asheshajanavandyaya namah
82. Om visheshaphaladayine namah
83. Om vashikritajaneshaya namah
84. Om pashunam pataye namah
85. Om khecaraya namah
86. Om khageshaya namah
87. Om ghananilambaraya namah
88. Om kathinyamanasaya namah
89. Om aryaganastutyaya namah
90. Om nilacchatraya namah
91. Om nityaya namah
92. Om nirgunaya namah
93. Om gunatmane namah
94. Om niramayaya namah
95. Om nandyaya namah
96. Om vandaniyaya namah
97. Om dhiraya namah
98. Om divyadehaya namah
99. Om dinartiharanaya namah
100. Om aryajanaganyaya namah
101. Om aryajanaganyaya namah
102. Om kruraya namah
103. Om kruraceshtaya namah
104. Om kamakrodhakaraya namah
105. Om kalatraputrashatrutvakaranaya namah
106. Om pariposhitabhaktaya namah
107. Om parabhitiharaya namah
108. Om bhaktasanghamanobhishtaphaladaya namah

II Shree Shani Chalisa II


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DOHA


Jai Ganesh Girija Suwan, Mangal karan kripaal.
Deenan ke Dhuk dhoor kari, Kheejai Naath Nihaal.
JaiJai SriShanidev Prabhu, Sunahu Vinay Maharaaj
Karahu Kruia hey Ravitanay, Rakhahu Jan ki Laaj.


Jayathi jayathi shani dayaala, karath sadha bhakthan prathipaala.
Chaari bhuja, thanu shyam viraajay, maathey ratan mukut chavi chaajay.
Param vishaal manohar bhaala, tedi dhrishti bhrukuti vikraala.
Kundal shravan chamaacham chamke, hiye maal mukthan mani dhamkay.
Kar me gadha thrishul kutaara, pal bich karai arihi samhaara.
Pinghal, krishno, chaaya, nandhan, yum, konasth, raudra, dhuk bhamjan.
Sauri, mandh shani, dhasha naama, bhanu puthra poojhin sab kaama.
Jaapar prabu prasan havain jhaahin, rakhhun raav karai shan maahin.
Parvathhu thrun hoi nihaarath, thrunhu ko parvath kari daarath.
Raaj milath ban raamhin dheenhyo, kaikeyihu ki mathi hari linhiyo.
Banhu mae mrag kapat dhikaayi, maathu Janki gayi chooraayi.
Lakanhin shakthi vikal kari daara, machiga dhal mae haahaakaar.
Raavan ki ghathi-mathi bauraayi, Ramchandra so bair badaayi.
Dheeyo keet kari kanchan Lanka, baji bajarang beer ki danka.
Nrip vikram par thuhin pagu dhaara, chitra mayur nigli gai haara.
Haar naulakka laagyo chori, haath pair darvaayo thori.
Bhaari dhasha nikrusht dhikaayo, telhin ghar kholhu chalvaayo.
Vinay raag dheepak mah khinho, tab prasann prabhu hvai sukh dheenho.
Harishchandra nrip naari bhikani, aaphun bharen dome gar paani.
Tasse nal par dasha sirani, bhunji-meen koodh gayi paani.
Sri Shankarhin gahyo jab jaayi, Paarvathi ko sathi karaayi.
Thanik vilokath hi kari reesa, nabh udi gayo gaurisuth seesa.
Paandav par bhay dasha thumhaari, bachi draupadhi hothi udhaari.
Kaurav ke bi gathi mathi maaryo, yudh mahabharath kari daryo.
Ravi kah mukh mahn dhari thathkala, lekar koodhi paryo paathaala.
Saish dhev-lakhi vinthi laayi, Ravi ko mukh thay dhiyo chudaayi.
Vaahan prabhu kay saah sujana, jag dhigaj gadharbh mragh swaana.
Jambuk singh aadhi nakh dhari, so phal jyothish kahath pukari.
Gaj vahan lakshmi gruha aavai, hay thay sukh sampathi upjaavay.
Gadharbh haani karai bahu kaaja, singh sidh kar raaj samaja.
Jhambuk budhi nasht kar darai, mrag dhe kasht praan sangharay.
Jab aavahi prabu swaan savaari, chori aadi hoy dar bhaari.
Thaishi chaari charan yeh naama, swarn laoh chaandhi aru taama.
Lauh charan par jab prabu aavain, daan jan sampathi nashta karavain.
Samatha thaamra rajath shubhkari, swarn sarva sukh mangal bhaari.
Jo yeh shani charithra nith gavai, kabahu na dasha nikrushta sathavai.
Adhbuth nath dhikavain leela, karaen shaatru kay nashi bhali dheela.
Jo pundith suyogya bulvaayi vidhyvath shani graha shanti karayi.
Peepal jal shani diwas chadavath, deep dhaan dai bahu sukh pawath.
Kahath Ram Sundhar prabu dasa, Shani sumirath sukh hoth prakasha.

II Doha II

Paath Shanichar Dev ko, ko hoon Vimal Taiyaar.
Karat Paath Chalis Din, ho Bhav Sagar Paar.

Shree Shani Chalisa Video





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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Lord Vithal at Pandarpur - Introduction, Location, History, Importance, Story of Lord & Pandarpur



Introduction

Pandharpur is known as the southern Kashi of India. This is a very famous and very holy place. It is visited by lakhs of devotees from all over the country. People from all religions and caste visit this shrine and the best part is all are allowed to enter the sanctum and touch the holy feet of the deity. Pandharpur is the only place in the country, where the devotee can touch the idol directly.
It is said that the devotee Pundalik founded Pandharpur. His father Janudeva and mother Satyavati lived in a thick forest called Dandirvan.
Pundalik was a devoted son but soon after his marriage he began to ill-treat his parents. To escape from their misery, the parents decided to go on a pilgrimage to Kashi.

Vithoba is the focus of the monotheistic, non-Brahmanical Varkari sect of Maharashtra and the Haridasa sect of Karnataka. Vithoba's main temple stands at Pandharpur in Maharashtra, close to the Karnataka border. Vithoba legends revolve around his devotee Pundalik, who is credited with bringing the deity to Pandharpur, and around Vithoba's role as a saviour to the poet-saints of the Varkari faith. The Varkari poet-saints are known for their unique genre of devotional lyric, the abhanga, dedicated to Vithoba and composed in Marathi. Other devotional literature dedicated to Vithoba includes the Kannada hymns of the Haridasa, and Marathi versions of the generic Hindu arati songs, associated with rituals of offering light to the deity.The most important festivals of Vithoba are held on the eleventh (ekadashi) day of Hindu lunar months: Shayani Ekadashi in the month of Ashadha, and Prabodhini Ekadashi in the month of Kartik.


Central Image

The physical characteristics of the central murti (image) of Vithoba at Pandharpur, and various textual references to it, have inspired theories relating to Vithoba worship. Sand concludes, from a version of Pundalik's legend in the Skanda Purana (see Legend below), that two distinct murtis must have existed at Pandharpur—one each of tirtha and kshetra type. The earlier one was a tirtha murti, an image purposely sited near a holy body of water (tirtha), in this case facing west, on the Bhima riverbed, near the Pundalik shrine. The later murti, according to Sand, was a kshetra murti, located at a place of holy power (kshetra), in this case facing east, on the hill where the current temple has stood since about 1189. Thus, Sand proposes that the worship of Vithoba may predate the temple itself.


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