Tukaram Beej is the day when it is believed that Sant Tukaram bodily ascended to Vaikunth, the heavenly abode of Lord Vishnu. In 2018, Tukaram Beej date is March 3.
It is a big festival in Maharashtra. Sant Tukaram was born at Dehu near Pune in 1608 and left to Vaikunth in 1650. Throughout his life, he worshipped Lord Vittal or Vithoba, a form of Lord Krishna. He composed and sung number of Kirtans on Vittal.
At Dehu, where Sant Tukaram was born, the celebrations of Tukaram Beej attract several lakhs of people. This year, more than four lakh devotees will attend the festival and participate in the auspicious rituals.
In 2016, Tukaram Beej date was March 25.
In 2015, Tukaram Beej date was March 7.
In 2014, Tukaram Beej date was March 18.
Tukaram Beej 2013 date was March 29.
Tukaram Beej 2012 date is March 10.