Vidyapati Thakur

[the poet cuckoo of Maithili] (1352 - 1448 / Bishphi / Bihar, India)

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Vidyapati Thakur, also known by the sobriquet Maithil Kavi Kokil (the poet cuckoo of Maithili) was a Maithili poet and a Sanskrit writer. He was born in the village of Bishphi in Madhubani district of Bihar state, India. He was son of Ganapati. The name Vidyapati is derived from two Sanskrit words, Vidya (knowledge) and Pati (master), connoting thereby, a man of knowledge.

Life

Little is known of Vidyāpati's life. Two other great Vaishnava poets, Chandī Dās and Umāpati, were his contempories. His patron Rājā Shivasimha Rūpanārāyana, when heir-apparent, gave the village of Bisapī as a rent-free gift to the poet in the year 1400 A.D. (the original deed is extant). This ... more »

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  • Ajay Thakur (1/9/2016 1:54:00 PM)

    Sunu Sunu Rasiya, Aab ne Bajabu Bipin Rasiya. Sunu sunu Rasiya...

    Is Lekh mein Kavi Bhagwan ko Bansuri Bajane se kyun rok rahein hain? ?
    Unkabhawarth kya hai?

  • Ajay Thakur (1/9/2016 1:49:00 PM)

    Sunu Sunu Rasiya, Aab ne Bajabu Bipin Basiya. Sunu Sunu Rasiya.....

    Is Line se Kavi Kokil Shree Vidhyapati ji ka kya Tatparya hai? Kripa karke is ka Bhawarth Batayein...

  • Ajay Thakur (1/9/2016 1:46:00 PM)

    Hi,
    i need to know the Bhawarth of shree Viodhyapti Thakur's Bhawarth of below song.
    why Vidhayapati ji saying Sunu Sunu Rasiya, Aab ne Bajabu. Bipin Basiya?

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Best Poem of Vidyapati Thakur

Brooding Love

Madhava:
Your moon-faced love
Had never guessed
That parting hurts.
Radha is tortured,
Dreading you will leave.
Love has robbed her of all power,
She sinks clasping the ground.

Kokilas call,
Startled, she wakes
Only to brood again.
Tears wash the make-up
From her breasts.
Her arms grow thin,
Her bracelets slide to the ground.
Radha's head droops in grief.
Her fingers scar the earth
Bleeding your name.

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