Ashadhi Ekadashi falls on the eleventh lunar day of the Shukla Paksha of the Hindu month of Ashadha (June-July). The day is of significance to the devotees of the Hindu god, Vishnu. Vithoba or Vitthal is considered a manifestation of Vishnu. It is on the occasion of Ashadhi Ekadashi that the Pandharpur Wari, an annual pilgrimage to the home of Vitthal in Pandharpur, culminates at the Vithoba temple. Devotees from all over Maharashtra and other parts of the country wear holy basil beads and sing glories of the god.
Bolava Vitthal is a celebration of Ashadhi Ekadashi with abhangs, a form of devotional poetry sung in praise of Vitthal. They are an exuberant expression of devotional experiences. This year, Pancham Nishad, an organisation that promotes classical music, will celebrate Ashadhi Ekadashi with a online concert of abhangs by three vocalists: sisters Ranjani and Gayatri (pictured above) and Jayateerth Mevundi.
When: Wednesday, July 1 at 8.30pm
Where: BookMyShow Online
Watch the video below to get a glimpse of what you can expect from Bolava Vitthal.