Kamalakanta Bhattacharya

(1769 - 1821 / Bardhaman / Indian)

Kamalakanta Bhattacharya
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Sadhaka Kamalakanta (Bengali: কমলাকান্ত ভট্টাচার্য, usually known simply as Kamalakanta sometime known as Shadhak Kamalakanta, was a poet of India of the late 18th century. He is often considered to have followed the example of Ramprasad, both in his poetry and in his lifestyle.

Early Life

Kamalakanta was born in Bardhaman, India. His father was a Brahmin priest who died when Kamalakanta was still a boy. His mother struggled financially to provide for the family with the meager income from the small amount of land left to them, but she managed to send Kamalakanta to higher education.

Kamalakanta was a bright student, studying Sanskrit and showing an early ... more »

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Can Everyone Have The Vision Of Shyama?

Can everyone have the vision of Shyama?
Is Kali's treasure for everyone?
Oh, what a pity my foolish mind
will not see what is true!
Even with all His penances,
rarely does Shiva Himself behold
The mind-bewitching sight
of Mother Shyama's crimson feet.

To him who meditates on Her,
the riches of heaven are poor indeed;
If Shyama casts Her glance on him,
he swims in Eternal Bliss.
The prince of yogis, the king of the Gods,
meditate on Her feet in vain;
Yet worthless Kamalakanta
yearns for the Mother's blessed feet!

[Translated from 'Kali: ...

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