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Bhakti, Brahmans, and Untouchables in Marathi Historiography. Abahng, Eknath, was invited by a Mahar to eat at his house. According to this legend, Vitthal took the form of Eknath and went to the Mahar’s house instead of him.
This page was last edited on 27 Novemberat He introduced a new gafha of Marathi religious song called Bharoodwriting of them. His family deity was Ekaveera or Renuka. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Eknath.
Legend also says that he was born to a Marathi Deshastha Rigvedi Brahmin family that worshiped Ekvira as their family deity at Ekjath that his parents died while he was young and that he was then raised by his grandfather, Bhanudasa sant also revered by the Varkari sect. Hindu scholars Marathi-language writers Marathi poets Varkari Hindu philosophers Bhakti movement 16th-century Indian philosophers Indian male philosophers 16th-century Hindu religious leaders Sant Mat People from Marathwada Hindu saints Scholars from Maharashtra births.
Retrieved 9 March He wrote a variation of the Bhagavata Purana which is known as the Eknathi Bhagavata and a variation of the Ramayana which is known as the Bhavarth Ramayan. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Eknath wrote Rukmini Swayamwar Hastamalakwhich was comprised owees and based on a shlok Sanskrit hymn with the same name by Shankaracharya.
Sant Eknath Abhang
Eknath accepted, quoting a verse from the Bhagavata Purana — “A dog-eating outcaste, who has made an offering to God of his mind, his words, his actions, his property and his very life, is to be considered far superior to a Brahman, who, although gifted with the twelve characteristics of a Brahman, has turned away from the feet of God.
His Gotra was Vishvamitra. Eknath —  was a prominent Marathi santscholar and religious poet of the Varkari sampradaya. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Varkari.
For the 20th century CE spiritual teacher, see Eknath Easwaran. This article is about the 16th century CE spiritual figure. The Brahmins were enraged when the heard him quoting this.
This time, he was according to a legend saved by the God Vitthal from being ostracized. The precise dates of his life are uncertain but it is traditionally held that Eknath lived during the last three-quarters of the sixteenth-century CE. However, he accepted the invitation again.
In the development of Marathi literatureEknath is seen as a bridge between his predecessors— Dnyaneshwar and Namdev —and the later Tukaram and Ramdas.
Maharashtra portal Hinduism portal. The former purifies his whole family, not so the latter puffed up with pride”. Eknath submitted himself to the penance imposed by them. His family lived at Paithan,