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Capturing the spirit of Wari

19-06-2017 05:30 AM | MIND Correspondent | My Indian Dream

Capturing the spirit of Wari | My Indian Dream

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 A photography enthusiastic group has planned a Palki Walk to capture the moments of Wari tradition through their lens.

Come monsoon and entire Maharashtra gets drenched in the spiritual presence of annual Wari that starts from Alandi & Dehu and ends at Pandharpur in the love for Lord Vitthal. This is an example of true worship towards Maharashtra’s God who takes the road and walks for 18 days to meet their beloved God. It is one ay to experience the life of Warkaris, which is colourful yet with a simple lifestyle.

With colourful attires and enthusiasm in their musical instruments and traditional songs, Wari is believed to be one pilgrimage which could not be missed. It is a treat for most of the photographers who love to capture the enthusiasm and colours through their lens.

This year Pune Instagrammers will hold Palkhi Walk on June 19 wherein the participants of this walk will capture the various moods and moments of Wari. The group was founded by Umang Oswal and Manali Parmar to bring together photographers and work together with like minded people. The Palkhi Walk will record the spirit of Warkaris. Be it a portrait or a candid moment, the participants will try and bring out the flavor of Wari through their pictures.

As per a report published in The Times of India, Ajay Khot, a photographer, and community manager of the group, said, "We will meet at the King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital (gate 2), Rasta Peth at 7.30 am for a basic introduction.”

Entire duration of the walk being two hours, it will see the group heading to the Shree Nivadunga Vitthal Mandir in Nana Peth where the pilgrims will halt for a day's stay on Monday.

Anyone who has a liking for photography can join the group by meeting at the declared place.






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