It has been decided to cancel the Chaitra Yatra which is one of the four major Yatras of Vitthal Rukmini Mata. Instead, the temple committee has decided to celebrate the festival symbolically. Earlier, the temple on the backdrop of the Corona was closed to devotees till April 30.
A total lockdown has been decided since 8pm tonight due to the growing number of corona patients in the state. Therefore, it has been decided to cancel the Chaitra Yatra in Pandharpur on April 23 to prevent corona infection. Instead, the temple committee has decided to celebrate the pilgrimage in a symbolic manner. Also, the executive officer of the temple committee, Vitthal Joshi, has appealed to the devotees to celebrate the Yatra sitting at home.