Alandi—the spiritual abode
Alandi is one of the most well known places of pilgrimage for Marathi people because of the town's association with the 13th century Varkari saint Dnyaneshwar. Saint Dnyaneshwar translated the Hindu scripture Bhagavad Gita from Sanskrit into Marathi. A temple complex has been built at the spot of Sant Dnyaneshwar's samadhi. It is visited by hundreds thousands of pilgrims, and in particular, those of the Varkari Sect. The Ekadashi of the dark half of each month attracts a greater number of devotees to the town.