Showing posts with label Dindi. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dindi. Show all posts

Hinduism - What Is A Dindi?

Pilgrims in the Varkari Panth, a religious community based on the worship of the deity Vithoba at his temple in modern-day Pandharpur, Maharashtra. 

Participating in two yearly pilgrimages, in which all participants assemble in Pandharpur on the same day, is the principal Varkari religious activity. 

Pilgrims travel in groups called dindis during this trek. 

Dindis are mainly organized along caste lines and are made up of persons from the same neighborhood or location. 

Members of a dindi travel in a group throughout the pilgrimage, walking and singing religious songs together during the day and cooking and camping together at night. 

As a result, inside the broader pilgrim body, these dindis form smaller subcommunities. 

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