Dnyaneshwari Jayanti is the birthday of Dnyaneshwari or Bhavartha Deepika. In 2020, Dnyaneshwari Jayanti date is September 8. It is observed on Krishna Paksha Shashti in Bhadrapada Month of Marathi Calendar.
The Dnyaneshwari, also referred to as Jnanesvari, Jnaneshwari or Bhavartha Deepika is a commentary on the Bhagavad Gita written by the Marathi saint and poet Dnyaneshwar in 1290.
Sant Dnyaneshwar (born 1275) lived a short life of 21 years, and this commentary is notable to have been composed in his teens. The text is the oldest surviving literary work in the Marathi language, one that inspired major Bhakti movement saint-poets such as Eknath and Tukaram of the Varkari (Vithoba) tradition.
The Dnyaneshwari interprets the Bhagavad Gita in the Advaita Vedanta tradition of Hinduism. The philosophical depth of the text has been praised for its aesthetic as well as scholarly value.
The text reverentially includes the names of numerous Hindu gods and goddesses from Vaishnavism, Shaivism, and Shaktism traditions, as well as Vedic ones such as Saraswati (Sharada). The last line of many of its verses include the characteristic “Jnanadeva says” or “Says Jnanesvara”. This format was adopted by other later era Bhakti movement poets, as well as in the Guru Granth of Sikhism.
Source – Wikipedia.