Samarth Ramdas and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: IE  Context: The NCP has demanded an “unconditional apology” from a religious leader (Jaggi Vasudev) for making the claim that Saint Samarth Ramdas was Maratha ruler Chhatrapati Shivaji’s guru.   Who was Samarth Ramdas/Sant Ramdas? Samarth Ramdas (1608 – 1681) was a Hindu saint, philosopher, poet, writer and spiritual master. …