Meera biography

Meera

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1498 – 1557

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Who was Meera?

Meerabai was a Hindu mystic poet and devotee of Krishna. She was one of the most significant Sants of the Vaishnava bhakti movement. Some 1,300 pads commonly known as bhajans are attributed to her. These are popular throughout India and have been translated and published worldwide. In the bhakti tradition, they are in passionate praise of Lord Krishna. In most of her poems, she describes her unconditional love for her Lord and promotes Krishna bhakti as the best way of life because it helps us forget our desires.

Popular beliefs about her life, which has been the subject of several films, are often pieced together from her poetry and stories recounted by her community and are of debatable authenticity, particularly those that connect her with the later Tansen. On the other hand, the traditions that make her a disciple of Guru Ravidas in Chittor, her association with Tulsidas and later interactions with Rupa Goswami in Vrindavan are more likely to be true.

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Born
1498
Merta City
Also known as
  • Mira
  • Meeraan
  • Meeran Bai
  • Meerabai
Parents
Spouses
Nationality
  • India
Profession
Lived in
  • Rajasthan
Died
1557
Dwarka

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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