Unique Features of The Wari :

15) Hundreds of thousands of people participate in the WARI. But there never is any hustling, jostling, fisticuffs or disputes among them thanks to the mutual respect and regard they have for the others. In case of special grievances, the matter are resolved in the nightly halt.Preparations for the WARI are underway a month prior to the WARI. For this the Sansthan Samiti, MALAK and CHOPDAR visit the villages on the WARI route, inspecting the arrangements and ensuring that there are no shortcomings by meeting Tehsil and Gram Panchayats representatives. Remedial suggestions are made if found necessary.

16) Every DINDI in the WARI makes their own arrangements for provisions through the contributions (BHISHI) made by the constituent WARKARIs. All expenses are met from this contribution. Philanthropists also contribute in various forms and help the DINDIs individually.

17) When the DINDIs leading the RATH (Chariot) start their onward journey, it is cue for the rest to wind up their halt and resume their march forward. The leading DINDIS do not rest (remaining in standing position) till MAULI’s DINDI does so.

18) Some WARKARIS take it upon themselves to provide drinking water along the entire route to PANDHAPUR. That becomes their prime job during the WARI.

19)  Some WARKARIS walk the route bare-foot while some have meals just once a day, yet others do not consume even a drop of water till they reach the resting camp in the evening.

20) A few DINDIs like the Shri Guru Babasaheb Aajrekar’s DINDI (7th after the RATH) are run on democratic principles. Most of the DINDIs conduct the HARIBHAKTI (devotional activities) not just during the WARI but also round the year in their respective villages / temples.

21) While it is commonly believed that there is only one golden pennon in the WARI, there actually are three pennons instituted for managerial convenience.

22) The PALKHI of SOPAN-KAKA (MAULI or Saint Dnyaneshwar’s younger brother) reaches the Bhandishegaon halt ahead of Velapur and meets up with MAULIs PALKHI at Tappa. This event highlights fraternal love and is called BANDHU-BHET (literally meeting of the brothers). This is a heart rendering occasion. The RATHs of the two brothers (great saints) meet and the trustees of the respective PALKHIs pay their respects and exchange honours by offering the auspicious coconut fruit to each other.

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