My first second post for a photo challenge 🙂
In Hindu religion we have a lot of Gods. Its believed that there are about 330 million deities worshiped by Hindus. The deities also differ from state to state. One such deity worshiped especially by people from the state of Maharashtra and parts of Karnataka is Vitthal. He is believed to be an incarnation of Vishnu.
Every year this time around a festival called “Ekadashi” is celebrated in this God’s honour. Two most famous saints who worshiped Lord Vitthal were Tukaram and Dyaneshwar. Even today every year, disciples from all over the state walk all the way to a place called Pandharpur which s the main temple of Lord Vitthal. The months in which Ekadashi falls is usually monsoon in India. But these disciples are so engrossed in chanting their beloved Lord’s name that the monsoon and the fatigue from the walking are a mere trifle. Every year around this same time, three wonderfully talented disciples visit our place singing hymns (called “bhajans” in Hindi). They play these three very old Indian classical instruments – harmonium, tabla, taal.