Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae
The originators and propagators of the cult of Hari Nama Kirtana and Hari Katha were the young saint Jnaneshwar, his brothers Nivruti and Sopan, and sister Mukta and Nama Deva.
Saint Pundalika is the one who brought the image of Sri Vithala and installed it in Pandharpur. He came from Karnataka. All saints therefore first bow to saint Pundalika’s temple before paying their respects to Sri Vithala. These congregations are called Varkaris (Pilgrims) and are said to belong to the Vithal Sampradaya.