Sant Surdas

(1478 - 1581 / India)

Sant Surdas
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There is scanty information about the life of Sant Surdas, (The dates of his date and birth are not really very clear), the medieval poet-singer of Braj the land associated with Lord Krishna. His compositions are in Braj Bhasha a dialect of Hindi that was considered crude at the time. Surdas' works are some of those credited with raising this dialect to a literary status.

Surdas was born blind to poor parents and because of this he was a victim of neglect and abuse. He left home at the tender age of 6.

The greatest blessing of Surdas's life came when Sri Vallabhacharya, the celebrated exponent of the Shuddhadvaita. also known as Pushti Marga, accepted him as his ... more »

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  • Rookie Mohabeer Beeharry (7/26/2013 3:00:00 PM)

    Sir days is one of the greatest devotees of Shri Krishna. It is always always inspiring to read his songs and poems. There is very little else that can raise your mind and heart to a devotional height. I love them.

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