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Literary and hagiographical accounts accept that Cokhāmeḷā was born in the second half of the 13th century CE, probably around the time Jñāndev was born, and that he died in 1338 in Mangalwedha, a small town quite close to Pandharpur, Maharashtra (Ranade, 1961). The central features of Cokhāmeḷā’s identity as remembered through countle…

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Mokashi-Punekar, Rohini, “Cokhāmeḷā”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Editor-in-Chief Associate Editors Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 18 October 2021 <>
First published online: 2018

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