Tukaram Poems

He who utters the Name of God while walking
gets the merit of a sacrifice at every step
His body becomes a place of pilgrimage.
He who repeats God’s Name while working
always finds perfect peace.

– Tukaram, Extract from “Name of God”

Poems of Tukaram


Tukaram wrote a large diverse collection of poetry. This included insightful spiritual commentary but Tukaram could also be delightfully playful and could easily switch to humorous and thought provoking pieces. His poems reflect a great spontaneity and creativity.


photo: Ranjit, Sri Chinmoy Centre Galleries