Ramprasad Sen was a Shakta poet of eighteenth century Bengal. His bhakti poems, known as Ramprasadi, are still popular in Bengal—they are usually addressed to the Hindu goddess Kali and written in Bengali. Stories of Ramprasad's life typically include legends and myths mixed with biographical details.
It is said that, Ramprasad was born into a Tantric family, and showed an inclination towards poetry from an early age. He became a disciple of Agamavisha, a Tantric scholar and yogi. Ramprasad became well known for his devotional songs, eventually becoming the court poet for the king Krishna Chandra of Nadia. His life has been the subject of many stories depicting his devotion to, ... more »
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- Ma, You're inside me;
- Meditate on Kali! Why be anxious?
- Call out Kali, Kali
- A Country Fair
- I Drink No Ordinary Wine
- Come, Let Us Go For A Walk, O Mind
- Its Value Beyond Assessment By The Mind
- I'm Sick of Living Mother
- Love Her, Mind;
- Conquer Death with the drumbeat Ma! Ma! ...
- Who is That Syama Woman
- This time I shall devour Thee utterly, M...
- Tell Me, Brother, What Happens After Dea...
- So I say: Mind, Don't You Sleep
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