English Translation of abhangs of Sage Thukaram
Abhangs are sung in Carnatic Music concerts for the past several years. These are mainly devotion dripped poems written in Marathi. Though the audience listen to them with great rapture, most of them do not understand the meaning of these great works. Since I do not know Marathi, I have been requesting my Maharashtrian friends to help me to give the translation of at least few Abhangs so that I can help the south Indian audience .At last I found my friend Anil.G.Joshi who has translated ten of the great Abhangs of Saint Thukaram. Sant Tukaram (1577–1650) was a prominent Varkari Sant and spiritual poet of the Bhakti. He is often referred to with an honorific, Sant Tukaram. Sant Tukaram was a devotee of Vitthala or Vithoba, a form of God Vishnu.
Biographical Work Experience of Mr. Anil G. Joshi *
Director AnAscent Academy, Nagpur;
Is an Engineer with over 37 years of experience.
Did his M. Sc (Physics) from Nagpur University
& M.Tech from IIT Bombay.
Has Work experience of 22 Years in Industry.
Lead Auditor for ISO 9001, 14001 & 27001;
Registered with IRCA U. K, as QMS Lead Auditor;
& as “QMS Principal Consultant” with NABET, QCI.
During last 14 years has provided consultancy to various companies of repute.
He was a visiting faculty for MBA courses. Conducts programs for corporate executives on various Technical and Managerial topics. He is a Life Fellow of Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) and was Chairman of Nagpur Centre and Aurangabad Sub-Centre.
Made valuable contributions as Member of Governing Body as well as Member of Board of Studies and Technical Committees of Educational Institutes.
Has publications to his credit including the TWO in the International Journal for Quality & Reliability Management (UK). Identified Key Shlokas as “Shri Gurucharitra Paragkan”; translated Sri Shankaracharya’s Bhaj Govindam [Moha-Mudgara] from Sanskrit to Marathi [Padyanuwaad] and translated few popular Sant Tukaram Abhang to English.