The Vithoba Temple, Pandharpur, formally called Shri Vitthal-Rukmini Mandir, is a Hindu temple in Pandharpur inside the Indian nation of Maharashtra. It is the principle centre of worship for Vithoba, a form of the god Vishnu or Krishna, and his consort Rakhumai. It is the most visited temple in Maharashtra. The Warkaris begin marching from their houses to the temple of Pandharpur in groups called Dindi to attain on Aashadhi Ekadashi and Kartiki Ekadashi.
A dip inside the holy river Chandrabhaga, on whose banks Pandharpur is living, is believed to have energy to wash all sins. All the devotees are allowed to the touch the toes of the idol of Vithoba. In May 2014, the temple have become the primary in India to invite women and those from backward training as monks. Although components of the temple date to the 12th or 13th centuries, the present structure especially dates to the 17th century or later, and reflects the later Deccan style, with dome motifs and lobed arches.
The saga of Pundalik is one of the most essential Mahima legends approximately Vithoba. Pundalik is a devoted son to his mother and father Janudev and Satyavati, who lived in a wooded area referred to as Dandirvan. But after his wedding, Pundalik begins ill-treating his parents. Tired with their son’s misbehavior and sick treatment, the elderly couple determine to leave for Kashi.