Palkhi of Dnyaneshwar and Tukaram from Dehu Road to Pandharpur is the best time to hone your Street Photography. Known as Wari or Vari, this annual pilgrimage brings you faces from different villages from Maharshtra in their local attire makes it a treat for street photographers. The colourful and soulful yearly pilgrimage gives a photographer a life time experience and you always wait for the next year.
People wearing colourful pagaris and carrying different instruments like – Tutari, veena, mridunga, dholki and chipli will force your camera to click them. You can never find such a continuous flow of people with so many instruments. As the walk fast, you need to focus them from a distance to capture perfectly.
As ladies also take this 21 days journey to Pandharpur, they carry holy basil plant at their head and walk with their male counterparts. It provides the street photographers the best opportunity to click Maharashtra Lady in their local attire and best pose carrying holy basil plant.
Different groups walk singing and dancing with different musical instruments. You can have Street Photography with different movements adjusting your shutter speed accordingly. The dancing and singing groups are perfect for street photography with some action.
As it starts from Dehu & reaches Pandharpur via Aakurdi, Lonikalbhor, Yavat, Varvand, Baramati, Indapur, Akluj & Wakhri respectively, photographers can chose the location as per their convenience. As they crosses different ghats to reach pandharpur, it also provides a opportunity to capture them with scenic locations as well.
People gather to have a look at the procession and the Palkhi and offers fruits, water and other eatables to Warkari. Its considered as service for Vithoba and be a part of Wari someway. People gather along the toad side to have a look at Palkhi carrying paduka.