Bahinabai/ Bahini

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Author

Bahinabai/ Bahini

Location

Devgav, Maharashtra

Dates

Unknown-1700

Biography

Bahinabai was born into a family of peasants and was married off at a young age. She was a religious woman who worshipped Lord Pandurang as well as his low caste worshipper and saint, Tukaram. Bahinabai wrote poems in the praise of Pandurang. She did not limit her poetry to praising God but also wrote poems on her daily life.

Works

Atmanivedan, Niryanpar, Manahpar, Bhaktipar Abhanga, Sadgurunchi Thoravi, Bodhapar Abhanga, Anantapar Abhanga, Santanvarpar Abhanga, Nivruttipar Abhanga, NirgunaparAbhanga, Dnyanapar Abhanga, Namamahatamyapar Abhanga, Brahmakarmapar Abhanga, Pandharimahatmyapar Abhanga, Pundalikmahatmyapar Abhanga, Pativratapar Abhanga.

Genres

Poetry (Abhangas), Autobiography

Bibliography

Abott, E. Justin. The Poet Saints of Maharashtra, Bahinabai : A translation of her Autobiography and Verses. Scottish Mission Industries, 1920; Feldaus, Anne. “Bahina Bai: Wife and Saint.” Journal of the American Academy of Religion, vol. 50, No. 4, 1982.

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