Namdev Jayanti (Sant Namdev Maharaj Jayanti ) is the birth anniversary of Shri Sant Namdev. In 2022, Namdev Jayanti date is November 4.
Namadeva Maharaj, one of the prominent Hindu dharma propagators in Maharashtra and western parts of India, was left his physical abode and joined the Vaikunta on Krishna Paksha Trayodashi in Ashada Month as per the Marathi calendar.
Born in 1270 A.D. to a calico printer/ tailor, Damshet and his wife Gonai, in the village of Narasi-Bamani in Hingoli district of Maharashtra was Sant Namdev. According to historical sources, Namadeva Maharaj was born on Kartik Shukla Ekadashi (Prabodhini Ekadashi) as per Marathi Calendar.
Even Lord Pandurang is said to have swayed to his delivery tune of Kirtana through which he propagated Bhagawad Dharma right till the heart of Punjab. Soon after his birth the family shifted to Pandharpur where the much decorated temple of Lord Vitthal (Vithoba) stands.
Fascinated by Vithoba’s benevolent response to child Naamadeva’s appeal for testifying his innocence in front of his parents, Naamadeva became the Lord’s unflinching devotee for life.
Namdev was well known for his devotional songs and still now Vittal devotees, who undertakes holy pilgrimages to Pandharpur used to sing his divine songs on Lord Vithoba.