Mumbai, Jul 15 : Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and his wife Amruta performed a maha-puja (grand prayer) at the Lord Vitthal temple in Pandharpur on ‘Ashadhi Ekadashi’ early today. Lakhs of devotees gathered at Pandharpur, located in Solapur district of western Maharashtra, on the occasion. (ALSO READ: Ujjain Kumbh Mela 2016: All you need to know about ‘Simhastha Kumbh Mela’) Also Read - Maharashtra Government Reduces Security Cover of Devendra Fadnavis, Raj Thackeray, Other BJP Leaders | Here's Who Gets What Now
“Feeling blessed and positive,” Fadnavis said, after the early morning ritual. Ekadashi marks the culmination of pilgrimage, called ‘waari’, that devotees undertake from across the state on foot to reach the temple town. In Mumbai, large crowds gathered at Vitthal temple in Wadala to perform puja on the auspicious occasion. Arrangements were made to ensure smooth traffic flow in the area.