Pasayadan, which means “gift of divine grace,” is the title given to the last nine verses of the commentary on Shri Bhagavad Gita written by the thirteenth-century poet-saint Jnaneshvar Maharaj.
Pasayadan is a beautiful prayer, in which Jnaneshvar Maharaj invokes his Guru's blessings for the upliftment and benefit of all people. He prays for the sun of righteousness to shine brightly, bringing peace and harmony to the world.
Jnaneshvar Maharaj is one of the most revered saints in India. He gave the knowledge and wisdom of Shri Bhagavad Gita to many people by writing his commentary, called Jnaneshvari, in Marathi, the language of the people of the state of Maharashtra. He was only fifteen years old when he undertook writing Jnaneshvari, and he took samadhi at the age of twenty-one.