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Devendra Fadnavis performs Mahapuja of Lord Vithal and Goddess Rukmini at Pandharpur

Devendra Fadnavis today performed the 'mahapuja' of Lord Vithal and Goddess Rukmini on the occasion of 'Ashadhi Ekadashi'.

Devendra Fadnavis, Pandharpur, Vithal, Ashadi Ekadashi, Pandharpur temple, Lord Vithal, Goddess Rukmini, Lord Vithal and Goddess Rukmini, Maharashtra

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in the wee hours today performed the 'mahapuja' of Lord Vithal and Goddess Rukmini at Pandharpur in Solapur district on the occasion of 'Ashadhi Ekadashi'.

Devendra Fadnavis along with his wife Amruta performed the rituals. (Source: Express Photo)

Devendra Fadnavis, Pandharpur, Vithal, Ashadi Ekadashi, Pandharpur temple, Lord Vithal, Goddess Rukmini, Lord Vithal and Goddess Rukmini, Maharashtra

'Ashadhi Ekadashi' marks the culmination of the nearly month long 'wari' (pilgrimage) to Pandharpur from different parts of Maharashtra.

Devendra Fadnavis alongwith other devotees (Warkaris).

From left, Devendra Fadnavis at a function organised by Maharashtra Pollution Control Board and state environment department; wife Amruta Fadnavis at the Mahapuja playing 'Fugdi' with fellow devotee. (Source: Express Photo)

Devendra Fadnavis, Pandharpur, Vithal, Ashadi Ekadashi, Pandharpur temple, Lord Vithal, Goddess Rukmini, Lord Vithal and Goddess Rukmini, Maharashtra

"I pray to LordVithhal for prosperity &happiness of farmers & people ofMaharashtra! #AshadhiEkadashi Greetings to all!," Fadnavis tweeted.

Devendra Fadnavis with his wife at the famous Pandharpur temple on eve of Ashadi Ekadashi. (Source: Express Photo)

Devendra Fadnavis, Pandharpur, Vithal, Ashadi Ekadashi, Pandharpur temple, Lord Vithal, Goddess Rukmini, Lord Vithal and Goddess Rukmini, Maharashtra

The Chief Minister appealed to members of Warkari community to come forward for environmental preservation. (Source: Express Photo)