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Alandi

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Alandi is a town and a municipal council in Pune district in the state of Maharashtra, India. The town is popular as a place of pilgrimage for being the resting place or of the 13th century Marathi Bhakti saint, Sant DnyaneshwarGeographyAlandi is located on the holy banks of the Indrayani River, 20km north of Pune, India. It has an average elevation of 577m.Pilgrimage center Saint Dnyaneshwar samādhi: Saint Dnyaneshwar, after translating the Bhagavad Gita into Marathi attained samādhi under the Siddheshwar temple in Alandi. A temple complex has been built at the spot of Sant Dnyaneshwar's samadhi. It is visited by hundreds thousands of pilgrims, and in particular, those of the Varkari Sect. The Ekadashi of the dark half of each month attracts a greater number of devotees to the town. In the Shaka month of Jeshtha (June- July), a procession that carries symbolic sandals of Dnyaneshwar on a Palkhi starts from Alandi to reach Pandharpur on Ashadhi Ekadashi. The procession is joined by tens of thousands of Varkari devotees for the 150 km journey on foot.
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