[ Sculpture at Jnaneshvar samadhi shrine, Alandi ]


(Jnaneshwar, Jnanadev, Jnanadeva)

( Lord of Knowledge )

( 1275 -1296-7 ) ( 1271-1293 )

[ Namdev, Muktabai, Sopan, Nivritti, Jnaneshwar, Krishna,

Jnaneshwar samadhi shrine, Alandi ]

[ Jnaneshvar ; painting by Balgajbar, Gurudev Siddha
Peeth, Ganeshpuri ]

Jnaneshvar was a great Siddha, mystic and poetic
genius of Maharashtra, India who died at the
age of 21 in enstasy. His spiritual roots were in both the nath and bhakti
traditions and listed his lineage as Shiva, Shakti, Matsyendra, Gorakhnath,
Gahini and Nivritti (his elder brother). At the age of fifteen (1290) he
is said to have delivered ex tempore the nine-thousand verses of his poetic
commentary on the Bhagavad Gita; Jnaneshvari (Jnaneshwari) or “Goddess
of Wisdom”  [ also called Bhava-Artha-Dipika (“Light on the meaning
of Being”)].

Jnaneshvar’s teaching was non-dualist, saying that the
mainifest world is a “sport” (vilasa) of the Absolute; the Love of the
singular Reality, and regarded bhakti (devotion), the means to liberation.



from Jnaneshwar’s Gita : A Rendering
of the Jnaneshwari

Swami Kripananda

from Jnaneshvari [Bhavarthadipika]
by Sri Jnanadeva

Translated by V.G. Pradhan and edited by H.M. Lambert

excerpt from XV. The Yoga of
the Supreme Person

from Swami Muktananda:

Debt to the Guru



A visit to Jnaneshvar’s samadhi
, Alandi, Maharashtra, India

(excerpt from Swami Durgananda’s pilgrimage with Baba
in 1978)

The Mystic
Poets of Maharashtra

from The Mountain Path;

(at the “Knowledge
of Reality
” site)


Giri’s biography

( Glossary J )




The Poet-Saints of Maharashtra

special issue of Darshan magazine

#80 (November, 1993)

SYDA Foundation


The Life and Works of the Celebrated 13th Century
Indian Mystic-Poet

(Classics of Mystical Literature Series)

Abhayananda, et al / Paperback / Published 1997

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Jnaneshwar: The Guru’s Guru

R.D. Ranade / Paperback / Published 1994

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Jnaneshwar’s Gita: A Rendering of the Jnaneshwari

Swami Kripananda / Hardcover / Published 1989

( excerpt )

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Jnaneshwari, by Jnandeva

Paperback / Published 1980

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Otherwise Known As Jnaneshwari

Sri Jnanadeva.

Translated by Ramchandra Keshar Bhagwat.

Madras: Samata Books, 1979.

The Philosophy of Jnanadeva:

As Gleaned from the Amrtanubhava

by B. P. Bahirat. Third edition, 1984

Sri Jnanadeva’s Amritanubhava, with Changadeva Pasashti

Translated from Marathi by Ramchandra Keshav Bhagwat

Sri Jnanadeva’s Bhavarta Dipika, otherwise known as

Translated by Ramchandra Keshav Bhagwat

Experience of immortality :

English rendering of Jnaneshwar’s “Amritanubhava”

by Ramesh Balsekar (student of Nisargadatta Maharaj,
of the Nav Nath Sampradaya).

Published by Advaita Press

Gatha :

Garland of divine flowers :

selected devotional lyrics of Saint Jnanesvara

by P.V. Bobde ; published by Motilal.

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