Sant Surdas Poems
- Awake O! Prince Of Braj Awake, Krishna, awake the ...
- Krishna Learning To Walk Hands stretched out hesitantly, A ...
- Krishna Denying He Stole The B... O mother mine, I did not ...
- Krishna Beginning To Speak Mohan's begun to say 'Maiya ...
- Krishna Goes To The Woods O Krishna, darling of Gokula, ...
- Breakfast O Hari, 'tis morn, awake, there's water in the jar ...
- Krishna Complains About His Ol...
There is scanty information about the life of Sant Surdas, (The dates of his date and birth are not really very clear), the medieval poet-singer of Braj the land associated with Lord Krishna. His compositions are in Braj Bhasha a dialect of Hindi that was considered crude at the time. Surdas' works are some of those credited with raising this dialect to a literary status.
Surdas was born blind to poor parents and because of this he was a victim of neglect and abuse. He left home at the tender age of 6.
The greatest blessing of Surdas's life came when Sri Vallabhacharya, the celebrated exponent of the Shuddhadvaita. also known as Pushti Marga, accepted him as his ... more »
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Awake O! Prince Of Braj
awake the lotus-petals
open the water-lilies droop
the bumblebees have left
the creepers cocks crow,
and birds chirp on the trees.
The cows are in the byre lowing;
they run after their calves;
the moon fades before the sun.
Men and women arise
and joyfully sing their songs;
Krishna, of hands lotus-like awake,
for the day is about to dawn.