Devotional Songs of Narsi Mehta

By: Swami Mahadevananda

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Considered to be the foremost poet-saint of Gujarat, Narsi Mehta's (A.D. 1414-1480) songs (padas) are full of devotion for Lord Krsna. They describe in a most vivid and passion ate manner the early life of Krsna, hi love-play with the gopis of Gokula and the basic philosophy of early bhakti cult. Narsi Mehta's style is both simple and moving, and consequently the impact of his songs can still be felt in the villages of Saurashtra (Gujarat) where they have become part of the folk tradition. Besides being a poet, devotee and saint, Narsi Mehta was also a social reformer. Though born as an orthodox Nagar Brahmin, he was one of the strongest critics of the caste system and its evils. His naturally sensitive and loving nature revolted against the treatment of untouchables by his castemen. Narsi knew no caste distinctions; he looked upon all human beings as the children of Hari (Harijana). A hundred songs, representative of Narsi Mehta's philosophy, social message and the portrayal of love-play between Radha and Krsna (Radha-Krsna lila) are for the first time translated into simple and direct English verse. Printed Pages: 156.

Title: Devotional Songs of Narsi Mehta

Author Name: Swami Mahadevananda

Categories: India, Religion,

Edition: Second Reprint

Publisher: New Delhi, Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt Ltd: 2018

ISBN: 8120805097

ISBN 13: 9788120805095

Binding: Hardcover

Seller ID: 900453

Keywords: Devotional Songs of Narsi Mehta Swami Mahadevananda