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Nāmdev (also, Nāmadeva, Nāmdeo, Bhagat Nāmdev, Nāma) was born around 1270 CE in the area of modern-day Maharashtra and possibly in the vicinity of Narsi Bamani in the Hingoli district. He is commonly thought to have died in 1350, though the place and time of his death vary according to the religious and cultural groups that remember him. He is recalled in Marathi sources to have been born within a …

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Novetzke, Christian Lee, “Nāmdev”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Editor-in-Chief Associate Editors Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 27 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2018

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