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Hinduism - Who Was Gadge Maharaj?

  

 (18 At the Varkari Panth, a religious group focused on the worship of the Hindu deity Vithoba at his temple in Pandharpur in the contemporary state of Maharashtra, modern ascetic instructor and religious preceptor. 

The clay pot (gadge) that was his lone possession gave him his name, representing his rejection of all riches and worldly entanglements. 

Gadge was born into a washerman's caste, which is regarded as a low-status group since their daily labor exposes them to other people's unclean clothing. 

Gadge not only emphasizes the value of devotion to God, which is the characteristic of the bhakti (devotional) movement, but also argues for temperance, poverty, and vegetarianism in his teachings. 



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