The Dnyaneshwari (Marathi: ज्ञानेश्वरी) (IAST: Jñānēśvarī), also referred to as Jnanesvari, Jnaneshwari or Bhavartha Deepika is a commentary on the. Visit: View Book Details.

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The text is the oldest surviving literary work in the Marathi language, one that inspired major Bhakti movement saint-poets such as Eknath abhng Tukaram of the Varkari Vithoba tradition.

According to Pradhan and Lambert, the reliable dating of Dnyaneshwari to CE is based on textual and corroborative reference to the Yadava king Ramadeva as well as the name of the scribe and the samvat of its completion.

Rajvade and published in The narrative of the Dnyaneshwari closely follows the Bhagavad Gitayet the commentary — called tika in the local tradition — is written in the form of a “song-sermon” that expands the explanation to include a discussion of the major Hindu philosophies and beliefs in the 13th-century.


It includes references to the Vedas, the Upanishads and other major Hindu texts. Each of its 9, verses consists of four lines quarters called an ovi a form of Marathi meter. Unlike the Gita which has fixed number of syllables in its verses and which do not rhyme, the Dnyaneshwari commentary on the Gita has a variable number of syllables per line, of which first three of four do rhyme.


Each line in the Dnyaneshwari typically has between three and thirteen syllables. The text reverentially includes the names of numerous Hindu gods and goddesses from Vaishnavism, Shaivism, and Shaktism traditions, as well as Vedic ones such as Saraswati Sharada.

The last line of many of its verses include the characteristic “Jnanadeva says” or “Says Jnanesvara”. From Dnyxneshwari, the free encyclopedia.

Chronology of Hindu texts. State University of New York Press. Garland of Divine Flowers: Selected Devotional Lyrics of Saint Jnanesvara.

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