Pandharpur Yatra on Kartik Ekadashi is one of the two biggest celebrations in Pandhapur Vithoba temple. In 2017, Pandharpur Kartik Ekadashi Yatra date is October 31.
Pandarpur Yatra is one of the famous Yatras in India. This popular Yatra to Pandharpur Vithoba Temple of Maharashtra is organized four times in a year. Kartik Ekadashi Yatra is one of the four Yatras to Pandharpur temple. Culmination day of Kartik Palki Yatra is Prabodini Ekadashi.
On Mahashadi or Ashadi Ekadashi, the most famous Ashadi Ekadashi Vaadi Yatra is celebrated. It is believed that on Ashadi Vaadi Ekadashi day, Lord Vishnu or Lord Vitthal goes to Yoga Nidra and wakes up on Prabodini Ekadasi day. During these days, Chaturmas Vrat is observed. Devotees carry Palkis (Palanquins carrying the images or idols of Lord Vithoba) and throng to Lord Vithoba temple to visit the Lord and to perform special pujas.
Generally, Pandharpur Kartik Ekadashi Yatra begins on the first day of Kartik month and ends on Kartik Purnima day. But, the most auspicious day in this Yatra is Utthana Ekadashi or Prabodini Ekadasi day.