Padāvalī

Padāvalī

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Namdev, who lived in the 14th century AD, was one of the greatest saint-poets of Maharashtra, India. Besides numerous songs in Marathi, tradition ascribes to him songs in Hindi too. Namdev's Hindi songs breathe a spirit quite distinct from his Marathi compositions and are considered the oldest expressions of the Hindi nirgun strain of Bhakti poetry. The present edition is based on the earliest manuscript records of nirgun songs, text-critically examined here for the first time, with the purpose of explaining the original Namdev. Besides the critical edition of the Hindi songs of Namdev, printed in Devnagari, the authors give an English translation of a selection of songs.He wrote a didactic essay, not a historical biography. Now we turn to our manuscripts. The earliest manuscript with Hindi songs of Namdev is dated 1582 AD4. ... mother asks him not to go to the temple, and in song 234 we read about problems with Brahmans and about a temple incident5. The miracle of the dry bed in the rivera#39; (see below, Ch. 1.1;E14) is first found in Namdeva#39;s song 195, which is givenanbsp;...


Title:Padāvalī
Author: Winand M. Callewaert, Mukunda Lāṭha
Publisher:Peeters Publishers - 1989-01-01
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