Indian Poet – Meerabai

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Mirabai was a 16th century Hindu mystic poetess and a great devotee of Lord Krishna. She was a great saint, poet and soft hearted philosopher. When we say about Lord Krishna, the two names comes in our mind Radha and Mira. Though both are devotee of Lord Krishna but their divine love for God is uncomparable. Mira from her childhood was deeply immersed in the bhakti of Lord Krishna.

She was a daughter of Ratan Singh a decedent of Rao Rathore and the founder of Jodhpur, in Rajasthan. She felt in love with Lord Krishna from the age of four and spent her entire life singing his praises. She never thought of physical presence of God but she found it in her Heart. She was married to Bhoj Raj, the crown prince of Mewar in 1516. Raja Bhoj Raj and Ratan Singh were the two person to understand her pure love for Krishna. Mira’s love for Krishna never got less, infact it increased with the time and touch a new philosophical domain. She had to resist against the strict rules of Rajputana Community and has to bare against harrasment done by the relatives. When it become unbarable and her brother-in-law Vikramaditya tried to kill her, she broke away.

Emotional discomfort, when accepted, rises, crests and falls in a series of waves.

Later she threw away all the chains of the society, gave up the family ties and became an ascetic and composed many devotional songs.Her devotional songs were designed to be sung as bhajans.

Meera is known for many beautiful bhajans that she sung in praise of lord Krishna.

You must learn one thing. The world was made to be free in. Give up all the other worlds Except the one in which you belong.

  • Ae ri me to prem diwani
  • Aisi lagi lagan
  • Barase boondiyan sawan ki
  • Meera bawari
  • Mere to giridhar gopala
  • Payoji meine raam ratan dhan payo
  • Shyam mane chakar rakho ji
  • Jaago bansiwale
  • Prabhu kab re miloge
  • Bhajo re man govind
  • Mein bairaagan
  • Mhare ghar aa pritam pyare
  • Mein to saanvre ke rang raachi
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