Eid-ul-Adha / Goat Eid 10th July
Eid ul-Adha / Goat Eid / Hari Raya Haji is celebrated on the 10th day of the last month of the Islamic calendar. This day commemorates the sacrifice of Abraham's Ishmael.
According to the story in the Quran, the religious book of the Muslims, the Prophet Abraham was tested by God. This festival is a major festival for Muslims around the world. Muslims around the world celebrate this day with great pomp.
Ashadi Ekadashi 10th July, 2022.
The Pandharpur wari is a 21-day pilgrimage procession from Alandi to Pandharpur, the abode of Lord Vitthal. After waiting for two years, this year Maharashtra is buzzing with the chants of Vithu-mauli as the Warakaris have set out from the corners of Maharashtra towards Pandharpur to bow down at the feet of Lord Vitthal. The journey, which spans three weeks on average and is traditionally undertaken entirely on foot, is a way for the Warkaris to affirm their faith and remember their saint-poets (Saint Dnyaneshwar, Saint Tukaram etc.)
Wari, one of the most important festivals in Maharashtra is a beautiful and colourful sight to be witnessed. An important feature of this festival is the Ringan ritual, a race between two horses. One has a rider while the other is left without one and it is concluded that the horse without a rider customarily wins the race for it is believed to be ridden by the saint himself. Ringan is performed in Malshiras, Velapur and Wakhri.
The history of Wari is several years old and it is believed that Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj took initiative to protect the Wari tradition.