Mirabai

(1498 - 1546 / Kudki / India)

Mirabai
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Meerabai or Mirabai (alternate orthographies: Meera, Mira, Meera Bai) (Hindi:मीराबाई Bengali: মীরাবাঈ;) was an aristocratic Hindu mystical singer and devotee of Lord Krishna from Rajasthan and one of the most significant figures of the Sant tradition of the Vaishnava bhakti movement. Some 1,200–1,300 prayerful songs or bhajans attributed to her are popular throughout India and have been published in several translations worldwide. In the bhakti tradition, they are in passionate praise of Lord Krishna.

Details of her life, which has been the subject of several films, are pieced together from her poetry and stories recounted by her community and are of debatable historical ... more »

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  • Gold Star - 30,591 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (3/13/2014 9:32:00 AM)

    Mira Bai like poet's poems which is about the divine power and classic with devotion is so much lovable to the people and its original written lines with english translation will be much appreciated if it is possible.

  • Rookie - 145 Points Zubiya Surti (6/6/2013 5:58:00 AM)

    poems of mirabai seem simply flawless and divine when people read and sing them in the original language.Poems of mirabai are a mixture of Gujarati and Rajasthani languages.This great lady was a great singer too.Her verses are just enchanting! ! !

  • Rookie Qwert Qwert (6/5/2007 8:56:00 PM)

    You can read more about Mirabai and her bhajans/poetry at http: //www.gitananda.org/mirabai/mirabai.html

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Best Poem of Mirabai

I Am Mad With Love

I am mad with love
And no one understands my plight.
Only the wounded
Understand the agonies of the wounded,
When the fire rages in the heart.
Only the jeweller knows the value of the jewel,
Not the one who lets it go.
In pain I wander from door to door,
But could not find a doctor.
Says Mira: Harken, my Master,
Mira's pain will subside
When Shyam comes as the doctor.



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