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Sant Chokhamela Punyatithi

Sant Chokhamela Punyatithi is annually observed in Vaishakh month. It is the death anniversary of Sant Chokhamela who lived during the 14th century. Sant Chokhamela Punyatithi 2024 date is May 28.

Sant Chokhamela was an ardent devotee of Lord Vitthal. He wrote numerous abhangs in praise of Vithoba.

Sant Chokhamela found an apt teacher in Namdev.

Legend has it that Sant Chokhamela died when a wall collapsed. His devotion to Vithoba was so great that bones of the dead Chokhamela were still chanting Vitthal, Vitthal, apparently yearning to visit the Vitthal temple. The bones were buried at the footsteps of the Vitthal temple.

The Samadhi of Sant Chokhamela is located in front of the Pandarpur Vithoba Temple.

The death anniversary is annually observed on Vaishakh Krishna Paksha Panchami tithi as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.