During this month of devotion and surrender to Lord Vitthala, we are proud to be bringing out Katha Panduranga by Bharat Bhushan. For over five centuries, the "Vithoba" of "Pandharpur" has remained the object of devotion of the people of central India in general and of the Deccan in particular. Vithoba has remained one of the central elements of the culture of Maharashtra. The love and the devotion of people towards this beloved deity is experienced in its utmost divine purity during the annual "Vari", a walk of over a million people from Alandi-Dehu to Pandharpur. "Katha Panduranga" is a collection of stories describing some very special pilgrims, this book brings the Vari into your home and heart with its simplicity. The narrative is spiritually satisfying, and stays true to the landscape and legacy of the yatra.