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Hinduism And Hindu Theology - What Is Abhang?


Abhang (‘unbroken') is a Sanskrit word that means ‘unbroken.

  • The Varkari Panth, a religious group based on the worship of the Hindu deity Vithoba, is known for its saint-poets who utilize this poetic style. 
  • Each abhang is typically made up of four lines that rhyme in the abbc pattern. 
  • Although each abhang is a full poem in and of itself, they are often linked together in groups to form a larger narrative poem (in which each abhang serves as a separate section) or a collection of poems dedicated to a similar subject. 
  • Because of its flexibility, it has become one of the most popular poetry forms in Marathi, much as the doha form is in medieval and contemporary Hindi.

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