Alandi is a pilgrimage town located in the Pune district of Maharashtra State. It is famous for the resting place or ‘samadhi’ of Saint Dnyaneshwar. Sant Dnyaneshwar was a famous poet-saint in the 13th century known for his contribution to Marathi literature, especially the translation of the Bhagavad Gita to Marathi. The town is located on the banks of the holy river Indrayani.
Alandi Temple Timings:
The opening and closing times of Alandi Temple are:
|Days||Opening Time||Closing Time|
|Monday||6:00 AM||9:00 PM|
|Tuesday||6:00 AM||9:00 PM|
|Wednesday||6:00 AM||9:00 PM|
|Thursday||6:00 AM||9:00 PM|
|Friday||6:00 AM||9:00 PM|
|Saturday||6:00 AM||9:00 PM|
|Sunday||6:00 AM||9:00 PM|
Alandi Aarti Timings:
At Alandi Aarti is done 2 times a day in the morning and the evening.
|Morning Aarti||7:00 AM|
|Evening Aarti||8:30 PM|
Festivals Celebrated in Alandi:
There are two major festivals celebrated in Alandi during the year.
- Palkhi Festival – Alandi Palkhi Yatra is a 22-day long festival, where a procession starts from Alandi during the month of Jyestha (June). The Palkhi consists of symbolic sandals of Sant Dyaneshwar. On the eleventh day of the first half of the month of Asadh, the Palkhi reaches Pandharpur.
- Kartika Vaidya Ekadashi – This is the other yatra celebrated during the year. It is a four-day long festival and falls close to the day Dnyaneshwar entered samadhi. Lakhs of devotees join to attend the Palkhi festival every day.
How to Reach?
One can easily reach Alandi from Pune by the local bus, taxi or train. Alandi is just 21 km from Punee.
Dnyaneshwar Muktabai Temple
Sant Dnyaneshwar Temple is an important pilgrimage destination where Sant Dyaneshwar attained samadhi. It is a nice and clean place to visit for pilgrims. Visiting the temple during non-rush hours is advisable.
Jalaram Temple is another famous site located in the town. The temple is located in a beautiful environment with a nice ambience.
Ram Mandir is located on the banks of river Indrayani in the town of Devachi Alandi. During the festival of Ram Navami, The temple is crowded with devotees, which is the day when Lord Rama was born. Ram Mandir is one of the largest temples in the town of Devachi Alandi.
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