Surdas is usually regarded as having taken his inspiration from the teachings of Vallabha Acharya , whom he is supposed to have met in There are many stories about him, but most consideringly [ clarification needed ] he is said to have been blind from birth. However, many of the poems in the book seem to be written by later poets in Sur's name. The Sur Sagar in its present form focuses on descriptions of Krishna as a lovable child, written from the gopis ' perspective. Surdas was a great religious singer. There is disagreement regarding the exact birth date of Surdas, with the general consensus among scholars holding it to be between the years and The same is the case with the year of his death; it is considered to be between and There is even disagreement regarding the exact birth place of Surdas, some scholars say he was born in a Village Ruuncata which lies on the road passing through Agra to Mathura, while some say he was from a village called Sihi which is near Delhi. The Vallabhite story states that Sur was blind from birth and neglected by his family, forcing him to leave his home at the age of six and live on the banks of Yamuna river. It states that he met Vallabha Acharya.
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This bhajan from Vrindavan is part of the rich Indian oral tradition of music. It was first composed and sung by Suradas ji, disciple of Mahaprabhu Vallabhacharya ji. Surdas ji was blessed to be an Ashtsakha of Sri Govardhan Nath ji. This song is from about years ago and it is written in Brajbhasha. Singer and illustrator - Anisha Sharma. Who is an Ashtsakha? Read here. In this beautiful bhajan, poet Saint Surdas depicts an unparalled conversation between the divine and the devotee; both playing both roles simultaneously. They are inseparable. Where there is love, there is longing.
In this post, I want to share a few songs by Surdas, who is regarded as one of the greatest poets of north India. All of the translations and background information come from The Memory of Love: Surdas Sings to Krishna , a set of translations by John Stratton Hawley — I highly recommend checking them out! Modern Standard Hindi, the official language that is taught in Indian schools and used in newspapers, is a pretty modern language as is Modern Standard Urdu in Pakistan. It was derived from the common language spoken around Delhi, called khadi boli. You can read more about the history of modern Hindi here. In reality, khadi boli has largely wiped out and homogenized the many different literary and spoken languages of northern India, including Awadhi and Braj Bhasha but also languages like Bhojpuri and Magadhi. Awadhi comes from Awadh, the region in the Gangetic plans southeast of Delhi, encompassing cities like Varanasi, Lucknow, and Ayodhya. Braj Bhasha comes from Braj, the region south of Delhi, encompassing the city of Mathura and its surroundings.