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Hinduism - What Is A Palanquin?

 

Palanquin - A platform or litter carried by poles on the shoulders of two or more men and used to carry something or someone in procession in a polite manner.

A palanquin can be used to transport the image of a deity in a ritual procession, an ascetic leader or spiritual teacher (guru) by his (or, more rarely, her) disciples, or the sandals (padukas) or other belongings associated with one's spiritual leader, as in the Varkari Panth's pilgrimage to Pandharpur.

~Kiran Atma


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