A Great Saint
Tukdoji was a noble self realised saint. His early life was full of Sadhana both spiritual and yogic exercises. He spent much of his early life in the deep jungles of Ramtek, Salburdi, Ramdhighi and Gondoda.
Even though he was formally not much educated, his metaphysical spirit and potentiality was of very high order. His devotional songs permeates full spirit of devotion and moral values. His Khanjedi, a traditonal musical instruments was unique and his style of playing it, was unparalled. He was bachelor, however, his life was dedicated for the services of the masses irrespective of caste, class, creed or religion.
He was all the while
absorbed in spiritual pursuits. He critically observed the nature of the
people and channelised them for the cause of their upliftment. He had
self realised vision and through out his life, taught the lessons for
the purity of hearts and malice for none.
Tukdoji stressed much on
the congregational prayer wherein all the people irrespective of their
religion, could participate. His prayer system is really unique and
matchless in the world. He claimed that his congregational prayer system
could be bound to bind the masses in the chain of brotherhood and love.