Meerabai Jayanti 2020 is observed on October 31 annually. The great poet and passionate devotee of Lord Krishna was regarded as one of the most significant Saints of the Vaishnava Bhakti movement.
The Rajput princess was born in 1498 in Rajasthan’s Kudaki. Though she was married to Bhoj Raj, the ruler of Chittor, she did not take any interest in her spouse because she believed herself to be married to Lord Krishna. It is believed that she miraculously merged with the idol of Krishna in circa 1547 at the age of 49.
Traditionally, Mirabai’s poems are called pada, a term that 14th-century preachers used for small spiritual songs. It usually consists of simple rhythms and contains a refrain within itself. Her anthology of songs is known as Padavali. She used Vraja-bhasha, a dialect of Hindi spoken in Vrindavan and its surroundings in her poems. It is popularly believed that in a state of ecstasy he disappeared at the Krishna temple in Dwarka and finally joined her Lord.
All about Meerabai:
- Meera was born to the Rajput king Ratansingh of Kurki, Udaipur in the year 1499. She was taught religion, politics, and music.
- After her mother’s death, she was taken care by her grandparents who were ardent devotees of Lord Vishnu.
- Meerbai got married to Bhoj Raj, the prince of Mewar in 1516. He was wounded in the battle and died in the year 1521.
- According to historians, Meera Bai was a disciple of Guru Ravidas. They agree with the popular beliefs which associate her with Sant Tulsidas and also her connections with Rupa Goswami in Vrindavan.
- Her intense devotion towards Lord Krishna was not favoured, and hence she was mentally harassed. It is said that once a poisonous snake was kept in the flower-basket from which she was picking up flowers for Lord Krishna.
- According to legends, in 1547, Meera Bai miraculously disappeared inside a temple by merging with an idol of Lord Krishna.