Sunday, August 2, 2009
Eknath - Biography
Eknāth (1533-1599) was a great saint and prominent Marāthi religious poet in the Hindu tradition in India.
Saint Eknath is believed to be the first person in Middle-age Maharastra who have abolished concept of Untouchability by his actions. His well described poems advocate soft corner and equal treatment among all living beings even with animals.
For his spiritual development in his youth, Eknath had accepted the discipleship of a Guru named Janārdan Swāmi- a saint and scholar and highly ranked minister in the kingdom of Devgarh.