Fast, Fairs and Festivals of India Fast, Fairs and Festivals of India
Type : Religious Procession Festival
Celebrated at : Pandharpur
In the month of : June - July

Some people consider the two eleventh days, "ekadashi", of every month to be of special importance. But the eleventh day (bright) of Ashadh is known as the great ekadashi or Mahaekadashi. It is a day of fast.

Ashadi Ekadashi

This is the day of the huge "yatra" or pilgrimages to the god Vithoba of Pandharpur, a town in south Maharashtra, situated on the banks of the Bhima River, a tributary of the Krishna River.
    This Mahaekadashi is also known as Shayani Ekadashi, because on this day Vishnu falls asleep to wake up four months later on Prabodhini Ekadashi in the Kartik month. This period is known as Chaturmas and coincides with the rainy season.