Mumbai Dabbawalas On Leave For Two Days On Occasion of Ashadhi Ekadashi 2019 as They Join Pilgrimage to Pandharpur
Mumbai's Dabbawalas | Image Used for Representational Purpose Only | (Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Mumbai, July 12: On account of Ashadhi Ekadashi today, Mumbai's Dabbawalas are on a two-day leave as they will join the annual pilgrimage to Pandharpur. According to an ANI tweet, President of Mumbai Dabbawala Association, Subhash Talekar said," The tiffin services will stop on 12th and 13th July." Ashadhi Ekadashi 2019: Significance, Tithi, Fasting and Everything You Need to Know About Devshayani Ekadashi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted people around the world on the occasion of Ashadhi Ekadashi, also known as Devshayani Ekadashi. PM Modi also shared a video of ongoing 21-day long Pandharpur Ashadi Ekadashi Wari (pilgrimage) in Maharashtra. Pandharpur Wari is considered is as one of the most religious processions carried out in the Ashadha Ekadashi month.

Check the tweet from ANI here:

This Ekadashi is primarily celebrated in Maharashtra by Warkari community. Pandharpur is the main centre of worship of deity Vitthal, a form of Lord Vishnu. On Ashadhi Ekadashi, lakhs of people come to Pandharpur from across the country.

According to popular belief, on this day, Lord Vishnu goes to sleep and wakes up on Prabodhini Ekadashi, which is four months later. If you are planning to celebrate Ashadhi Ekadashi, then fasting is an important part of it to seek the blessing of Lord Vishnu and attain peace and serenity.