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Nivruttinath
Nivruttinath
(c. 1273 – Unknown) was a 13th-century Marathi Bhakti saint, poet, philosopher and yogi of the Nath
Nath
tradition. He was the elder brother and the teacher (guru) of Dnyaneshwar, the first Varkari saint.[1]

Contents

1 Family and early life 2 Nath
Nath
Tradition 3 Dnyaneshwar
Dnyaneshwar
as disciple 4 Death and Resting Place 5 See also 6 References

Family and early life[edit] Nivruttinath
Nivruttinath
was born in Apegaon village on the bank of Godavari
Godavari
river near Paithan
Paithan
in Maharashtra
Maharashtra
into a Deshastha Brahmin
Deshastha Brahmin
family during the reign of the Yadava
Yadava
King Ramadevarava.[2][3] Nivruttinath
Nivruttinath
was one of the four children, and the eldest son, of Vitthalapant, a kulkarni (hereditary accountant), and Rakhumabai.[4] Vitthalapant and his wife gave up their lives, within a year of each other by jumping into the Ganges,[5] leaving two sons, Dnyaneshwar
Dnyaneshwar
and Sopan, and a daughter, Muktabai,[6] to be taken care of by Nivruttinath. Nath
Nath
Tradition[edit] At around the age of 10, Nivruttinath's family moved to Nashik. During a pilgrimage trip, Vitthalapant along with his family was confronted by a tiger. The family escaped while Nivruttinath
Nivruttinath
got separated from the family. He hid in a cave on the Anjani mountain where he met Gahaninath, who initiated Nivruttinath
Nivruttinath
into the wisdom of the Nath tradition.[5][7][8] Dnyaneshwar
Dnyaneshwar
as disciple[edit]

The Natha Tradition is an initiatory Guru–shishya tradition.[citation needed] After the death of their parents, [7] Nivruttinath
Nivruttinath
initiated Dnyaneshwar
Dnyaneshwar
into the Nath
Nath
tradition and become his teacher (Guru).[9] Nivruttinath
Nivruttinath
advised Dnyaneshwar
Dnyaneshwar
to write an independent philosophical work. This work later came to be known as Amrutanubhav.[10][11][12]

Death and Resting Place[edit] After the Samadhi of Dnyaneshwar, Nivruttinath
Nivruttinath
left Alandi
Alandi
with his sister, Muktabai
Muktabai
for a pilgrimage. During a thunderstorm, Muktabai
Muktabai
was lost. Nivruttinath
Nivruttinath
then attained Samadhi. The Resting place is situated near Trimbakeshwar. At his resting place, a temple has been erected which is visited by numerous devotees.

See also[edit]

Maharashtra
Maharashtra
portal

Dnyaneshwar Sopan Muktabai Bhakti
Bhakti
movement Changdev Maharaj

References[edit]

^ Belsare, Kishori Devendra (983). Sant Nivruttinath
Nivruttinath
_ a critical study.  ^ Bahirat 2006, p. 1. ^ Karhadkar, K. S. " Dnyaneshwar
Dnyaneshwar
and Marathi Literature". Indian Literature. Sahitya Akademi. 19 (1): 90–95. doi:10.2307/24157251. Retrieved 12 August 2017.  ^ Attwood 1992, p. 333. ^ a b Bahirat 2006, p. 13. ^ Sundararajan & Mukerji 2003, p. 33. ^ a b Ranade 1933, p. 33. ^ "From Nivrutti to Nivruttinath". www.speakingtree.in. Retrieved 11 August 2017.  ^ Bahirat 2006, p. 6. ^ "THE WARKARI MOVEMENT I: Sant Dnyaneshwar
Dnyaneshwar
– Beyond Brahmanical Tyranny". Retrieved 12 August 2017.  ^ Bahirat 2006, p. 14. ^ Ranade 1933, p. 34.

Bibliography

Attwood, Donald W. (1992), Raising cane: the political economy of sugar in western India, Westview Press, ISBN 978-0-8133-1287-3  Bahirat, B. P. (2006), The Saint
Saint
heritage of India, Cosmo Publications, ISBN 978-81-307-0124-0  Ranade, Ramchandra Dattatraya (1933), Mysticism in India: The Poet-Saints of Maharashtra, SUNY Press, ISBN 978-0-87395-669-7  Sundararajan, K. R.; Mukerji, Bithika (2003), Hindu Spirituality: Postclassical and Modern, Motilal Banarsidass Publ., ISBN 978-8

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