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Sant Rohidas Punyatithi 2024 Date

Sant Rohidas was an ardent devotee of Lord Vitthal and his Punyatithi or death anniversary is annually observed in Margashirsh month. Sant Rohidas Punyatithi 2024 date is December 8.

Sant Rohidas was a cobbler (charmakar) by profession. He used to constantly meditate on Lord Vitthal, a manifestation of Bhagwan Sri Krishna. He used to chant bhajans dedicated to the deity.

Legend has it that once Bhagwan Vitthal appeared before Sant Rohidas to help in making 1000 shoes. He had to prepare 1000 shoes on a short notice from the king of the region. He had looked all around for help but got none.

It is said that Vitthal then appeared as a young boy and asked Sant Rohidas to keep singing bhajans while he made the shoes.

Sant Rohidas was surprised to see the speed of the young boy. He continued singing bhajans and all shoes were prepared in one night.

Next morning the young boy told that he will return after taking bath.

Sant Rohidas took the shoes to the king who was pleased with the work. He was rewarded well. But when Sant Rohidas returned he could not find the boy.

He soon realized that the boy who came to help him was Vitthal.

Sant Rohidas Punyatithi is observed annually on Margashirsha Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon in Margashirsh month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.