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Sant Dnyaneshwar

(1275 – 1296 / Apegaon, Maharashtra, India)

Sant Dnyaneshwar
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Sant Dnyāneshwar (or Sant Jñāneshwar) (Marathi: संत ज्ञानेश्वर) is also known as Jñanadeva (Marathi: ज्ञानदेव).

He was a 13th century Maharashtrian Hindu saint (Sant - a title by which he is often referred), poet, philosopher and yogi of the Nath tradition whose works Bhavartha Deepika (a commentary on Bhagavad Gita, popularly known as "Dnyaneshwari"), and Amrutanubhav are considered to be milestones in Marathi literature.

Traditional History

According to Nath tradition Sant Dnyaneshwar was the second of the four children of Vitthal Govind Kulkarni and Rukmini, a pious couple from Apegaon near Paithan on the banks of the river Godavari. Vitthal had ... more »

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  • Rookie - 0 Points Umesh Lingalwar (10/10/2014 9:16:00 AM)

    Image shown in biography is not of sant dnyaneshwar. Please change it. Original image is that one which is beside poet's page tab. By the way Very good information is given in this biography.

  • Rookie - 0 Points Umesh Lingalwar (10/10/2014 9:14:00 AM)

    Image shown in biography is not of sant dnyaneshwar. Please change it. Original image is that one which is beside poet's page tab. By the way Very good information is given in this biography.

  • Rookie - 0 Points Umesh Lingalwar (10/10/2014 9:12:00 AM)

    Image shown in the biography is not of sant dnyaneshwar. So please change it. Original image is that one which is shown beside poet's page tab. very good information is given in biography

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