He was part of the egalitarian, personalized Varkari devotionalism tradition. Tukaram is best known for his Abhanga devotional poetry and community-oriented worship with spiritual songs known as kirtans. His poetry was devoted to Vitthala or Vithoba, an avatar of Hindu god Vishnu. Biography The year of birth and death of Saint Tukaram has been a subject of research and dispute among 20th-century scholars. Sant Tukaram was born to Kanakar and Bolhoba More, and scholars consider his family to belong to the Kunbi caste.
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For lovers of Saint literature! I am translating this epic from old, semi-forgotten Marathi language into English. I am sure this will attract seekers of spiritual satisfaction.
Those seeking God will find God! Gatha has that power! Deepak Phadnis. Friday, 14 July Dear reader! Jai jai Ram Krishna Hari. Jai guru. I feel this will be a great treat for true seekers of Spirituality. These verses are known as abhangas in Marathi. It is filled with sweet, undemanding love for God and also has great wisdom.
I am doing this with 4 intentions: 1. I simply love it! I love Saint Tukaram. Translating his poetry on God, from Marathi language into English has been my dream since last 12 years. I have already started on this activity 12 years ago in a small way. I am getting satisfaction all the way, enjoying every moment of it! My dream is getting fulfilled through the medium of Google! Gatha is filled to brim with indescribable sweetness, the best of wisdom and crispness of language; so much so that every article written in Marathi, by any writer, invariably contains quotes of Saint Tukaram.
I feel that the non Marathi speaking populations of the earth too deserve to drink from this fountain of elixir. There are millions of students of Saint Literature, Philosophy, Spirituality and similar topics who want to study and understand Saint Tukaram. He is so great that any work in these fields will be incomplete without reading and assimilating what Tukaram wrote.
These students will get this input from this series of videos on English translation of Gatha. The whole world will be able to enjoy this poetry.
That will help in bringing peace and prosperity in this turmoil filled world. The world needs it. This will be the biggest gain! I hope I have been able to express my feelings which have led to starting of this initiative. I will be very happy to receive feedback and suggestions.
Devotee of Jagadguru Tukaram maharaj and disciple of Paramahansa Yoganand. It is the official script used by the Dehu temple trust as the script for Religious Recitation or Parayan. I express my gratitude to Mr.
तुकाराम गाथा/गाथा ३९०१ ते ४२००
Sant Namdeva Abhang Gatha (संत नामदेव अभंग गाथा )