Sant Eknath Aarti - English - Marathi

Sant Eknath was a very prominent saint and poet who lived in the town of Paithan in the state of Maharashtra. Sant Eknath wrote in the form of verses in the Marathi Language, and gave spiritual lectures in the poetic form, known popularly as Kirtans. He is believed to have been born in the year 1533 A D.

Sant Eknath wrote numerous religious compositions, including a translation in the commonly spoken Language of those days of the Bhagavad-Gita. His compositions are extremely popular in the state of Maharashtra even today.

Though born in a Brahmin or priestly family he is said to be the first of the great saints who worked to remove caste barriers, including those of untouchability, which was widely prevalent in those times. He is said to be the first of the social reformers.

This is an Aarti recited in praise of Sant Eknath in the Marathi Language.

Eknath Maharaj Aarti
English Translation
Aarti eknatha l Maharaja samartha l
Tribhuvani tuchi thor l Jagadguru jaganatha ll Dhru.ll
Eknath naam saar l Vedshastranche guj l
Sansardukh naase l Mahamantranche beej ll Aarti.ll 1 ll
Eknath naam gheta l Sukh vaatle chitta l
Anant gopalachi l Ghani ne pure gun gaata ll Aarti.ll 2 ll

एकनाथ महाराजांची आरती
आरती एकनाथा l महाराजा समर्था l
त्रिभुवनीं तूंचि थोर l जगद् गुरु जगन्नाथा ll धृ.ll
एकनाथ नाम सार l वेदशास्त्रांचें गुज l
संसारदु:ख नासे l महामंत्राचें बीज ll आरती. ll १ ll
एकनाथ नाम घेता l सुख वाटलें चित्ता l
अनंत गोपाळची l घणी न पुरे गुण गांता ll आरती. ll २ ll


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