Sant Dnyaneshwar Jayanti is the birth anniversary of Saint Dnyaneshwar Maharaj of Maharashtra. In 2019, Dnyaneshwar Jayanti date is August 23.
It is believed that Sant Dnyaneshwar was born on Krishna Paksha Ashtami in Shravan Month according to Shaka calendar of Maharashtra.
After having composed Amrutanubhava, Dnyaneshwar made a pilgrimage to northern India with Namdev and other saints. After completing this pilgrimage he expressed his intention to enter into a state of Samadhi because he felt that the mission of his life was complete.
Sant Dnyaneshwar Samadhi Day is the day when Sant Dnyaneshwar, popular Saint from Maharashtra, had went into Samadhi.
The various traditions give conflicting accounts of details of Sant Dnyaneshwar’s life. The date of composition of his work Jñāneśvari (1290 CE), however is undisputed. According to the more accepted tradition on Sant Dnyaneshwar’s life, he was born in 1275 CE and died in 1296 CE.