Sant Jnaneshwar was born in 1275 in Alandi, Maharashtra
. He was the disciple of Swami Ramanand
. Sant Jnaneshwar is the author of 'Jnaneshwari', a commentary on the Bhagavad Gita
. He believed that the chanting of the name of the Lord is the best way to reach Him. Sant Jnaneshwar had performed the miracle of making a buffalo recite the Vedas
He was entombed alive in Alandi. Jnaneshwar Temple at Alandi dedicated to him, is today a major pilgrimage center.