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Tukārām’s importance rests in three areas: first, of course, his poetry, whose rhythms and images are known across the face of Maharashtra; second, his life, which illustrates the ongoing importance of the Vārkarī pilgrimage, the kind of devotion it inspires, and the duties of the householder saint; and third, his part in building the unity of the M…

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Zelliot, Eleanor, “Tukārām”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Editor-in-Chief Associate Editors Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 31 March 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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