Things to know about Vithoba Temple in Pandharpur

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Things to know about Vithoba Temple in Pandharpur

Pandharpur is a beautiful and spiritual place of Vithoba temple, also known as Shri Vitthal and Shri Rukmini temple. Pandharpur is also called Southern Kashi of India by many devotees. The place is believed to be the Kuldevata of Maharashtra state. The railway station of Pandharpur lies on the Miraj-Kurduwadi-Latur railway line of Central Railway. It is situated at a distance of 72 km by road from Solapur. The nearest airports of Pandharpur are Kolhapur and Pune.

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In 1195 A.D., the ancient temple of Shri Vitthal and Shri Rukmini was renovated. There are various other temples of Indian deities and dharmshalas of different saints in Pandharpur. Many devotees from all across the state of Maharashtra and nearby states go to Pandharpur especially to observe the Aashadhi and Kartiki Ekadashis each year. 

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Kakda Aarati, Mahapooja, Mahanaivedhya, Poshakh, Dhooparati, Padyapooja, Shejarti, etc are the daily rituals observed in the main temple of Lord Vitthal and Goddess Rukmini. Below are the temples inside the Vitthal Rukmini Mandir in Pandharpur. 

  • Namdev Payari – In memory of Shri.Sant Namdev
  • Ganesh Mandir
  • Datta Mandir
  • Garud Mandir
  • Maruti Mandir
  • Chowrangee Devi Mandir
  • Garud Khamb
  • Narsimha Mandir
  • Ek-mukh Dattatraya Mandir
  • Rameshwar Lingam Mandir
  • Kala Bahirav Mandir
  • Laxmi-Narayan Mandir
  • Kashi-Vishwanath Mandir
  • Satya-Bhama Mandir
  • Radhika Mandir
  • Siddhi-Vinayak Mandir
  • Mahalakshmi Mandir
  • Venkateshwar Mandir
  • Kanhopatra Mandir
  • Ambabai Mandir
  • Shani-Dev Mandir
  • Nagnath Mandir
  • Guptaling Mandir
  • Khandoba Mandir

Other temples in the town

  • Padmavati Mandir, Railway Station Road
  • Lakhubai/Rukmini Mandir, Chinch Baag
  • Ambabai Mandir, Dagadi Bridge, Solapur Road
  • Gopalpur, 2 kms. from Pandharpur
  • Vishnupad , 2 kms. from Pandharpur
  • Pundalik Mandir, On Chandrabhaga River Bank
  • Namdev Mandir, Pradakshina Road
  • Dnyaneshwar Mandir, Naath Chowk
  • Tukaram Mandir, Pradakshina Road
  • Kala Maruti Mandir , Pradakshina Road
  • Tambada Maruti Mandir, Pradakshina Road
  • Vyas Narayan Mandir, Solapur Road
  • Yamai Tukai Mandir, Sangola Road
  • Gajana Maharaj Mandir, Shivaji Chowk
  • Takpeethya Vithoba, Near Mandi
  • Ram Baag, Solapur Road
  • Laxman Baag, Railway Station Road

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