This year celebrations have cancelled due to the global outbreak of the corona virus and organisers are celebrating them in a very simple way observing the Covid 19 guidelines. Today, on the occasion of Prabodhini Ekadashi, the procession of Lord Vitthalnathji, which has been going on for 211 years in Vadodara was cancelled due to the pandemic. The procession was taken out inside the temple premises among the presence of priest and family members.
The procession is taken out from the temple run by the royal family in the center of Vadodara city for many years after worshiping Lord Vitthalnathji on the day of Dev Uthi Ekadashi. To prevent the spread of Corona, the temple administrators have decided not to hold a procession in the city this year and instead taken out inside the temple premises.
Today, Lord Vitthalnathji was seated in a silver palanquin and worshiped as per the tradition inside the temple premises. After the procession, the temple was opened for the devotees. The marriage of Shree Hari with Tulsi will be concluded this evening.