An Abhang means that which cannot be destroyed, and it is believed that singing them is the path to Moksha. Though they were originally written in Sanskrit, followed by Prakrit, followed by Marathi by the greats saints of Maharashtra such as Sant Tukaram, Jnaneshwar, Namdev, Chokamela, Eknath, Ghora Kumbar, Janabhai and Mukthabhai, today they have been translated to a number of Indian languages in which they are sung with great devotion and fervour.
Sri Tukaram Ganapathi Maharaj belongs to Kadayanallur, Tirunelveli, Tamilnadu and so perfect is his rendition of Sant Tukaram's Abhangs in Varakari-style harikatha, laced with chaste Tamil explanations, that his own guru Sri Krishnapremi Maharaj conferred the title of Tukaram on him.
Ganapathi Maharaj has a unique way of singing the melodious music backed by the Bhakthi idealism and simplicity, and instills devotion in the listeners instantly. He has trained a number of people in Varakari Sampradaya, his special liking and mastery. Times Of India had written an eulogy on Ganapathi maharaj, particularly appreciating his chaste diction of Marathi. He has travelled USA, Europe, Middle East and South East Asia.
All yourself to be swept away on the occasion of Ram Navami, by the devotion that oozes from his voice and words and a presence that has been singing these divine melodies since as long as he can remember.
The Bhaktha Vijayam Tukaram Charitram will be sung on the 7th of April at Keyes High School from 1830 hrs onwards, while you can get to hear Bhakta Vijayam Namdev Charitram on the 8th of April at the same time and place.
Please contact Rajagopalan of Kalasagaram at 2773-1775 for further details.