Saint Tukaram Jayanti is observed and celebrated on second day of waning phase of Falgun month every year, as per Marathi Calender. It is believed that Sant Tukaram abode to heaven on that day. He was an eminent person in the field of Marathi language and poetry. He lived from 1608 to 1649. He contributed great efforts to the Marathi language. His enormous support and spiritual songs and poetry to Marathi are memorable. Just like we compare English literature contribution for Shakespeare, similarly Sant Tukaram has contributed for Marathi literature.