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Famous Marathi Poet Eknath
Eknath (1528-1599) is considered as the founder of secular poetry in Marathi. His Ekanathi Bhagavata or Bhavartha Ramayana is a literary masterpiece of Marathi literature. His commentary on the eleventh chapter of the Sanskrit Bhagwat is popularly known as Nath Bhagwat. He wrote a long narrative poem entitled Rukmini Swayamvar. In addition to these he composed a large number of abangas, songs and folk-poems known as

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