Tukaram was neither a Brahmin nor a scholar and yet his abhangs or devotional songs are an integral part of living Maharashtra born in tiruvarur Tamil Tagarajais considered one of the world greatest musician. His way of devotion was the way of music. His chosen deity was Rama for whom he spurned even the patronage of rulers.
The world Harijan (people of God) that Gandhiji used for referring to those unjustly labeled as lower casts was a word coined by Narsinh Mehta the poet of Gujarat. A devotee of Krishna Narsinh closed his eyes to the world around him and opened his mind only to the music of his devotion.
Amar chitra Katha tells the stories of these great poet saints of India.
Poet-Saints of India
Faith has been the greatest inspiration for poets and musicians. It has encouraged the simplest of mortals to reach out and experience the divine and then share it in the form of music and verse with all humanity.
Tukaram, Tyagaraja and Narsinh Mehta belonged to different part of India Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu Gujarat. Yet their devotion found expression through the same medium of hymns and poems. Their lives their struggles and most of all their songs have paved the way for all those who would also embark on the path to spiritual enlightenments.
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