HH Lokanath Maharaj says: “In all parts of India, the Supreme Lord is venerated in various forms in Andhra Pradesh appears as Tirupati Balaji in Kerala as Guruvayurappan in Karnataka as the beautiful Udupi Krishna in Gujarat as Dvarakadhisa and Ranacora. Raya. in Pandharpur, the spiritual capital of Maharashtra, the Lord is venerated as Sri Vitthala. His followers affectionately call him Vithobha or Panduranga “.
Pandharpur Dhama is located about four hundred kilometers southeast of Mumbai. Some call Bhu-Vaikuntha, “the spiritual world on earth”. Others call Daksina Dvaraka, the South Dvarakah. The city is located on the west bank of the Bhisma River. Due to the way the river folds to reach Pandharpur is known as Candrabhaga (the “crescent moon”). For the followers of Vitthala, this river is as sacred as the Ganges.
AMHI Gava Amchya (I go back to my own people) Tukaram Maharaj went to Vaikuntha in the same body. Everyone thought he would come back. But he never came back. So everyone is to know that amchya Gava refers to Vaikuntha. Tukaram in Pandharpur always referred to as BHU-Vaikuntha.