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Hinduism - Who Is Gora?

 

(1267–1397?) Gora Poet and saint associated with the Varkari Panth, a religious order dedicated to the worship of the Hindu deity Vithoba at his temple in Pandharpur, Maharashtra.

Gora was a potter, which was a fairly low-status employment by the standards of the period; Gora's selection as one of the Varkari saints serves to underline the devotional (bhakti) idea that birth status was less significant than real love of God.

Gora is said to have spent much of his life at Teradhoki village in Maharashtra, although little is known about his life since he is a minor Varkari character.

G.A. Deleury, The Cult of Vithoba, 1960; Justin E. Abbott and Narhar R. Godbole (trans.), Stories of Indian Saints, 1982; and G.A. Deleury, The Cult of Vithoba, 1960.



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