Mahanubhavas who were the worshippers           of god Krishna. Traditionally, god
the end of the 13th century the bhakti movement associated with Sri Vitthala
or Panduranga in Pandharpur gained popularity in the Deccan. A number of
non-Brahmin saints like Namadeva (a tailor), Janabai (a maid servant) and
Narahari (a goldsmith) made the bhakti cult the religion of the masses of
Maharashtra.
                              LITERATURE
  The Seunas gave great impetus to the development of Sanskrit literature.
  The family of the famous astronomer and mathematician Bhaskaracharya
  belonged to this period. Bhaskaracharya’s father, Mahesvara (known as
  Kavisvara), wrote two works on astrology, Sekhara and Laghutika. Of the
  numerous works of Bhaskaracharya, the most famous are Siddhanta
  Siromani (composed in 1150) and Karanakutuhala, the first being the best
  treatise on algebra to be found in Sanskrit literature. His son
  Lakshmidhara and his grandson Changadeva were the court astrologers of
  Jaitugi and Simhana respectively. Bhaskaracharya’s grand-nephew
  Anantadeva, a protege of Simhana, was a master of the three branches of
  astronomy and wrote a commentary on the Brihat Jataka of Varahamihira
  and also on one chapter of Brahmasphuta Siddhanta of Brahmagupta.
  The famous work on music Sangitaratnakara was composed by
  Sarangadeva who lived at the court of Simhana. Suktimuktavali, an
  anthology of Sanskrit verse, was composed in 1258. But the most famous
  author of the Seuna period was undoubtedly Hemadri, who was later on
  assigned to the post of chief secretary to the government by Mahadeva in
  1263. Among his numerous works, those on Dharmasastra have been
  considered as authoritative in the later period. His work Chaturvarga
  Chintamani is a compendium of religious rites and practices. Apart from
  being a prolific writer of the period, Hemadri provides us with valuable
  information about the history of the dynasty. Bopadeva, a contemporary of
  Hemadri, wrote Harilila, a work on Bhagavata.
  The Seuna period forms an important epoch in the history of Marathi
  literature. The earliest extant work in this language is Vivekasindhu
  composed by Mukundaraja in which he expounds the Advaita philosophy.