Savata Mali

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Savata Mali
संत सावता माळी
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Personal
Born1250
Died1295
SectVarkari-Vaishnavism of Hinduism
Known forAbhanga devotional poetry,
Marathi poet-sant of Bhakti movement
OrderMali caste
Quotation
कांदा, मुळा,भाजी अवघी विठाई माझी

Savata Mali was a 12th century Hindu saint. He was a contemporary of Namdev, and a devotee of Vithoba.

For financial reasons, his grandfather, Devu Mali, moved to the Arangaon/Aran-behndi, which is near the Modnimb, Solapur district. Devu Mali had two sons, namely, Parasu (Savata's father) and Dongre. Parasu married Nangitabai; they lived in poverty, but remained devoted Bhagwat followers. Dongre died at young age. In 1250, Parasu and Nangitabai had a son, whom they named Savata Mali.

Having grown up in a religious family, Savata married a very religious and devoted Hindu from a nearby village named Janabai. While working in his fields in the village of Aran, Savata Mali used to sing about the glory of Vithoba. They believed that Vithoba came to him since Savata Mali was unable to make a pilgrimage to the temple of Vithoba. He angered his wife once when he ignored his visiting in-laws because he was so busy in his bhakti, but Janabai's anger was swiftly cooled down because of Savata's kind and peaceful words.

A temple dedicated to him exists in Aran.

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"आमुची माळियाची जात शेत लाऊ बागायती " असे अभिमानाने सांगणारे श्री.संत सावता माळी यांची जीवन दृष्टी पुरोगामी होती. महाराजांचे वैशिष्ट म्हणजे त्यांनी जीवनात कधीही पंढरीची वारी केली नव्हती.याद्वारे ते संदेश देऊ इच्छिता की "जीवन निर्वाहाची कामे करता करता ईश्वर भक्ती पण केली जाऊ शकते"

Abhang[edit]

कांदा,मुळा,भाजी | अवघी विठाबाई माझी || लसून,मिरची,कोथबिरी | अवघी झाला माझा हरी || मोठ,नाड,विहीर,दोरी | अवघी व्यापली पंढरी || सावताने केला मळा | विठ्ठल पायी गोविला मळा || आमुची माळियाची जात | शेत लाऊ बागाईत || आम्हा हाती मोठ नाडा | पाणी जाते फुल झाडा || शांती शेवंती फुलली | प्रेम जाई-जुई व्याली || सावताने केला मळा | विठ्ठल देखियेला मळा ||

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