1. He was one of the earliest Maratha reformers
  2. He wrote commentary on Bhagvad Gita called as Gnaneswari, popular known as Maratha Bhagvad Gita
  3. His followers are known as Varkaris.
  4. They believe in attaining the presence of God through religious songs or Bhajans and prayers.
  5. They worship Lord Vithoba whom they believe to be the incarnation of Lord Vishnu.