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Poems by Namdev
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Namdev came under the influence of the bhakti poet-saint Jnanadev, who was several years his senior. Namdev became a wandering minstrel, traveling through the countryside chanting and singing songs of devotion.
In his fifties, Namdev settled down again and a group of devotees gathered around him.
It was in the household of Namdev that Janabai served as a maid, a revered poetess in her own right.
Namdev, like his mentor Jnanadev, was a devotee of the Vitthala cult. Being a pastoral sect with a distinctive bhakti (devotional) attitude, Vitthalas are often grouped under the umbrella of the Krishna cults of Vaishnava Hinduism. Many poets and saints in the bhakhti traditions, including Namdev, are revered by the later Sikh religion, as well.
Poems by Namdev
- He is the One in many
- Laughing and playing, I came to Your Temple, O Lord
- The drum with no drumhead beats
- The thundering resonance of the Word
- Thou art the Creator, Thou alone art my friend
- When I see His ways, I sing
|Songs of the Saints from the Adi Granth||Namdev, His Mind and Art: A linguistic Analysis of Namdev's Poetry||Hindi Padavali of Namdev|
An extended biography of Namdev written by Swami Sivananda. Also includes references to Janabai, and Jnaneshwari.
Vitthalas (Verkari Panth)
A brief overview of the Vitthala sect that Namdev addhered to.
Sikh Bhagats: Bhagat Namdevji
An exploration of Namdev's life and philosophy from a Sikh perspective.