Posted by: Abhay | April 30, 2009

Sant Dnyaneshwar

Sant Dnyaneshwar lived in Maharashtra from 1275 to 1296. He wrote a Marathi translation of Bhagawat Gita, to make it available to common man of that time. It is popularly known as Dnyaneshwari. 

Sant Dnyaneshwar took  Samadhi at an early age of 21 in Alandi. 

Wiki Article   describes Sant Dnyaneshwar very well. Another good article is here.

He and his 4 siblings went through troubled childhood due to non-acceptance of his family from Brahmins for his fathers change from Sanyasashram to Gruhasthashram. The Siblings were sparkling in their knowledge and at such young age described Advaita to the people in the language they could understand.

Sant Dnyaneshwar combined gyan and bhakti – knowledge and devotion. Lakhs of devotees travel from Paithan to Alandi every year singing devotional songs, and dancing and getting immersed in the divine.



  1. there is a very good hindi movie on sant gyaneshwar by the same name.. a very famous song, sung by lata mangeskar “jyot se jyot jalate chalo, prem ki ganga bahate chalo”
    he was the first
    ‘teekakar’ on bhagwat geeta..

  2. It is nice to know about the life of Saint Dnyaneshwar.It is always enriching experience to study the life of saints who had devoted themselves in realising the self.

  3. Hi, I have read your article, I just want to say thanks.
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  4. me where could i get a vcd/dvd of above movie.

  5. The life of saints is like a lotus flower which remains in mud but still clean. Blessed are those who had the opportunity of knowing saints in their lives.

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