Unique Features of The Wari :

23) At Velpur is performed the BHARUD. The right to perform the BHARUD here rests with the Shri Shedge DINDI. Saint Eknath’s BHARUDs focused upon the spread of spiritual teachings among the educationally deprived and disadvantaged. These at one time constituted a large section of population.

24) Saint Dnyaneshwar is universally referred or addressed as MAULI (meaning ‘mother’). Only a mother knows what is right and best suited for her children. Prime in her scheme is the interest of her children. In the PASAYADAN, Saint Dnyaneshwar like a true matriarch, requests the supreme lord of the universe to bestow upon every single life (species/being) true happiness and peace. Respect for such large heartedness and affection towards Saint Dnyaneshwar is expressed by adding a suffix “ba” to his name. He is addressed interchangeably as MAULI or endearingly as the patriarch Dnyanoba for this unique largesse.

25)  The common refrain that is repeatedly chanted and heard in the WARI is “Dnyanoba-Tukaram”. The two names are like two sides of the same coin and complement each other, forming the basis for SOHUM SADHANA (part of Yoga tradition, SOHUM refers to the sound of air, the sound of energy provided by the life force itself). The term SOHUM composes of two expressions – SO (inhaling of air) and HUM (exhaling of air). And naturally the two are inextricably intertwined, like the names of the two saints. These two names are like abbreviations signifying oneness and encompassing all the saints revered prior to MAULI and after TUKARAM MAHARAJ along with all other saints who lived in their times.

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