About Santaji Maharaj: Saint Santaji Maharaj Jagnade, a Teli by profession and caste, was a writer who served Saint Tukaram Maharaj. He was based at Sudumbare near Chakan, Pune in the 17th century. Santaji Maharaj wrote many Abhang (poems of devotion for Lord Vitthal) which Tukaram Maharaj composed. It was said that Saint Tukaram Maharaj came from Vaikuntha (Heaven) for the last rites of Santaji Maharaj after his death. The temple of Santaji Maharaj is at Sudumbare, Dehu and there is a large annual gathering at Margashirsh Trayodashi (around December) on the death anniversary of Saint Santaji Maharaj.
Teli Kul: Ahmednagar Jila ha Maharashtrat aahe. Ya jilhyat Teli samaj mukhyt tel vikri va kirana tasech itar vyvsay karanara aahe. ya jilhyateel teli samajache kuldaivat Khandoba aahe va kuldevata tulaja bhavani aahe. Deviche maher Rahuri yethel aahe. Teli kul mukhatah bansode, dolase, deokar, ingale shejul, loote, kahane, kawade, pawar, sonawane, chaudhari, jadhav, deore, gadekar, saindar, patake, sanluke, shinde, kshirsagar, dharak, karape, darunkar, manurkar, deshmane, bhagat hajare, kotakar, bokefod bhagawat, chothave, mhaske, jundare, sontakke, gavali ambatakar, dhavale, bhandakar, kale, gaikawad dehadrai, raut, diwate, shelar, mahale,mahapure, dhotre, panhale, lokhande, dalavi aashi aahet. Telisamaj mahasabha aadhyksha, karyadyaksh va sachiv mhanun Shri Harbhau Dolase, Dr. Sudhakar Chaudhari va Shri Vijay Dalavi aanukrame karyarat aahe.
History of Saint Jaganade Maharaj Temple: Shri Santaji Jagnade (1624 - 1688) was one of fourteen cymbal players employed by Shri Tukaram Maharaja, a prominent Marathi Sant in whose commemorationThe Temple is built.