Tukaram Maharaj

About Tukaram Maharaj

Tukaram Maharaj (1608 – 1649) was a great poet-saint of Maharashtra, India. He is known for the abhangas he wrote in praise of Lord Vishnu—and, specifically, Lord Vitthal, the form of Vishnu worshipped in Maharashtra. Thousands of these abhangas are collected in the Tukaramachi Gatha; together, they provide perhaps the richest rendering of life in seventeenth-century Maharashtra, as well as some of the finest poetry in the Marathi language.

An Abhanga by Tukaram Maharaj

Santa Caraṇa Raja