Sant Tukaram



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Other Names and Nicknames: 
tukamani
Function: 
Guru
Traditions: 
Sant
Main Countries of Activity: 
India
Date of Birth: 
1577
Place of Birth: 
Dehu, Pune, Maharashtra
In His/Her Body ("alive"): 
No
Date Left His/Her Body: 
1650
Ancestor Gurus: 

Biography

Tukārām was a prominent Marathi Sant and religious poet in the Hindu tradition in India.
He was born and lived most of his life in Dehu, a town close to Pune city in Mahārāshtra, India. He was born to a couple with the family name "Moray" - the descendent of the Mourya Clan (Āmbile) and first names Bolhobā and Kanakāi.

Through a tradition in India in bygone days, Tukaram's family name is rarely used in identifying him. Rather, in accord with another tradition in India of assigning the epithet "sant" (संत) to persons regarded as thoroughly saintly, Tukaram is commonly known in Maharashtra as Sant Tukaram (संत तुकाराम). He is also believed to be spiritual guru of Shivaji.

Scholars assign various birth years to Tukaram: 1577, 1598, 1608 and (the most likely) 1609 CE. The year of Tukaram's death --1650 CE-- is much more certain.
Tukaram's first wife, Rakhumābāi, had died in her early youth. Tukaram and his second wife, Jijābāi (also known as Āvali), had three sons: Santu or Mahādev, Vithobā, and Nārāyan.

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Saint Tukaram

NIDHI PARKASH's picture

SAint Tukaram is very, very celebrated saint all over India in the BHAKTI MARG. He was initiated into the mantra of Lord Kirishna named as 'VITHOLA' in Marathi.

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