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Sri Dnyaneshwari Jayanti

Sri Dnyaneshwari Jayanti is observed in Bhadrapad month. It is believed that Dnyaneshwari was written and completed on the day. It is the first and the most popular Marathi commentary on the Bhagavad Gita. Sri Dnyaneshwari Jayanti 2024 date is September 23.

Dnyaneshwari continues to be read and discussed in Maharashtrian homes and its translation into various languages continues to inspire millions of people around the world.

During the time of Sant Dnyaneshwar, the great teachings of Sanatana Dharma were considered to be the prerogative of certain castes and sects. Jnaneshwar unleashed a silent revolution against the religious monopoly and orthodoxy of the narrow-minded priestly class.

Sant Dnyaneshwar was amongst the first to use the local language of Marathi to spread and demystify the message of the Bhagavad Gita. He popularized the teachings of Sanatana Dharma and took it to the common man.

Sri Dnyaneshwari Jayanti is annually held on Bhadrapada Krishna Paksha Sashti tithi or the sixth day during the waning phase of moon in Bhadrapad month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.