Sant Tukaram Shila Mandir:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Sant Tukaram Shila Mandir in the temple town of Dehu in Pune district.
- Sant Tukaram was the contemporary of Shivaji.
- He is considered as the greatest Maratha Bhakthi reformer.
- He made the Vithoba cult popular.
- He composed devotional songs on Vithalswamy called as Abhangs.
- He preached the message of equality and universal brotherhood.
- Sant Tukaram and his work are central to the Warkari sect spread across Maharashtra.
- Sant Tukaram is credited with starting the Wari pilgrimage.
- His master was Saint Chaitanya Mahaprabhu of the Bhakti movement.