Lalleshwari (1320 – 1392 / Pandrethan, Srinagar, Kashmir / India)
Lalleshwari (लल्लेश्वरी) (1320–1392), also known as Lalla, Lal Ded or "Lal Arifa".She was a mystic of the Kashmiri Shaivite sect, and at the same time, a Sufi saint. She is a creator of the mystic poetry called vatsun or Vakhs, literally 'speech'. Known as Lal Vakhs, her verses are the earliest compositions in the Kashmiri language and are an important part in history of Kashmiri literature.
Lal Ded and her mystic musings continue to have a deep impact on the psyche of Kashmiri common man, and the 2000 National Seminar on her held at New Delhi led to the release of the book Remembering Lal Ded in Modern Times. A solo play in English, Hindi and Kashmiri titled 'Lal Ded' ... more »
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- A Royal Fly-Whisk
- A Thousand Times I Asked My Guru
- A Thousand Times My Guru I Asked
- A Wooden Bow And Rush Grass For An Arrow
- Ah Me! The Five
- At The End Of a Crazy-Moon Night
- Bathe Daily at Places of Pilgrimage
- By Pandering To Your Appetites
- By The Highway I Came
- Chidananda, The Light of Absolute Knowle...
- Countless Times We Come
- Coursing In Emptiness
- Dance, Lalla, With Nothing On
- Day Will Be Erased In Night