Namdev Maharaj Punyatithi is the death anniversary of Sant Namdev Maharaj, a staunch devotee of Lord Vithoba and propagator of Bhagawad Dharma. In 2017, Namdev Maharaj Punyatithi date is July 6.
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.
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.