Bhagat Namdev Ji refused to do so and was thrown before a drunk elephant to be crushed to death. In north India, Namdev is considered as a nirguna bhakta , in Marathi culture he is considered a saguna bhakta. Details of the life of Namdev are vague. Part of a series on. Namdev was married to Rajai and had a son, Vitha, both of whom wrote about him, as did his mother, Gonai. Vaishnavism Shaivism Shaktism Smartism. In this instance, the potential controversy was that of caste or, more specifically, his position in the Hindu varna system of ritual ranking.
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Namdev attracted individuals from diverse classes he castes during community-driven bhajan singing sessions. In this background he seeks release from the world and suggests renunciation: Nam Dev milked the brown cow, and brought a cup of milk and a jug of water to his family god. In north India, Namdev is considered as a nirguna bhaktain Marathi culture he is considered a saguna bhakta. Bhagat Nam Dev is a pioneer of the Radical bhakti School.
Scholars find these biographies to be inconsistent and contradictory.
They built on one among the many ancient Indian traditions for making music and singing. His Hindi verse and his extended visit to the Punjab carried his fame far beyond the borders of Maharashtra. Namdev’s style was to compose simply worded praise for Vithoba and to use a melodic device called samkirtanaboth of which were accessible to common people.
Shima Iwao says that “He taught that all can be saved equally, without regard to caste, through devotion bhakti to Vithoba” and that he greatly influenced groups of people who were forbidden by the Brahmin elite from studying the Vedassuch as women and members of the Shudra and untouchable communities.
Bhagat Namdev Ji Pictures, Images
Though he appeared a century earlier than Kabir, his religious and social views are very much like those of Kabir. Supreme deity Vishnu Krishna Rama. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Namdev. Shabad by Bhagat Nam Ii in the Siri Guru Granth Sahib where the temple rotated towards his direction as he was not allowed to sit in there.
Guru Granth Sahib recognizes many saints of the Bhakti movement of medieval India. Writers of Guru Granth Sahib. We have here a state of affairs that has no parallel in the West. The worm and the moth, whatever moves or is still, everything is filled with Rama. While Naam Dayv was worshipping, he was grabbed and driven out.
Namdev – Wikipedia
This one devotee abides within my heart. These are the vessels, many and varied. Him, shop, shopkeeper, men and everything are unreal excepting God. Callewaert and Lath state that, “each single song of Namdev is a musical and ki unit and this unit is the basis for textual considerations”. Namdev thus played a role, states McGregor, in shaping the religious base for the “premodern and modern culture of north India”.
He unambiguously repudiates all the four fundamentals of Vaisnavism. If it had been possible for him to see God while carrying on the duties of a householder, the great Suka would not have gone to the forest to seek God.
His abhangas or devotional lyrics became very jamdev, and people thronged to listen to his kirtan. Supreme Wisdom, which can be taken as basically nontheistic and as an independent wisdom tradition not dependent on the Vedasappears fused with highest level of bhakti and with highest level of God realization. Vitthala of Pandharpur was now the object of his devotion and he spent much of his time in worship and kirtan, chanting mostly verses of his own composition.
Bhagat Namdev Ji – God Pictures
The details of Namdev’s life are unclear. He also considers God to be immanent, everywhere, in all hearts, and the Creator of everything.
Novetzke states that the envisioned devotion is not one way from the devotee to Vishnu, but it is bidirectional, such h “Krishna Vishnu is Namdev’s slave, and Namdev is Vishnu’s slave”. At one time, he even gave up work so as to remain absorbed in his worship and meditations. He was born into what is bhagwt recognised as a Shudra caste, variously recorded as shimpi tailor in the Marathi language and as ChhipaChhimpaChhimbachimpi calico -printer in northern India.
Picture of Bhagat Namdev in Punjab.