Jayadeva s dramatic lyrical poem Gitagovinda is a unique work in Indian literature and a source of inspiration in both medieval and contemporay Vaishnavism It concentrates on Krishna s love with Cowherdess Radha.
Gitagovinda Of Jayadeva Love Song Of The Dark Lord Jayadeva s dramatic lyrical poem Gitagovinda is a unique work in Indian literature and a source of inspiration in both medieval and contemporay Vaishnavism It concentrates on Krishna s love with Cowhe
In Sanatana Dharma, there are various ways of expressing Devotion Bhakti for God We can love God like a Father the mode of Devotion most common in Western culture , or we can love God like a Mother, or a Friend, or a Child the devotions to Baby Jesus would be the Christian equivalent of this , or even a Lover The last of these is the most alien to Abrahamic religion Judaism Christianity Islam Is it because we always imagine God as being very far away, and not close enough to us to be like a love [...]
The book was a requirement for my Hinduism class and surprisingly, I kept it because it made such an impression on me I often need to get forced to read poetry and when I do, I end up liking it Reading this in a public place at the library while taking notes though isn t ideal I found myself constantly blushing and looking up from my place to see if anyone else happened to see into my head It blatant eroticism in poetry style about lovers despite being a god because in love even gods can still g [...]
This translation of Jayadeva s esteemed lyrical poem the Gitagovinda is truly a work of transcendent beauty The story of the love and separation of Krishna and Radha is told in breathtakingly lovely lines such as this passage my favorite Wind from a lakeside gardenCoaxing buds on new asoka branchesInto clusters of scarlet flowersIs only fanning the flames to burn me.This mountain Of new mango blossomsHumming with roving bumblebeesIs no comfort to me now, friend.
Two lovers and their yearning for each other is etched permanently in poetry of sheer perfection.
Having recently taken a Religion course Love and Its Myths in University I have come across the material on Hinduism Their socio religious interpretation of the world around us the culture so to speak has been for me strange, foreign and hard to understand The differences that made this religion different from the Judeo Christian faith that I grew up with was clear to me at once The concept of a personal, loving God was non existent I guess what I m trying to say, which Caryl Matrisciana better [...]
Krishna the dark lord in Hindu religion is an incarnation avatar of the Creator, Vishnu, who was born as a mortal to save the world from an age of darkness and is also worshiped as a separate god an idea a certain later religion seems to think is its own original invention But unlike the celibate Jesus of Christian tradition, Krishna loves humanity especially in the form of beautiful cowherdesses The G tagovinda, a late twelfth century poem contemporary with the troubadours, trouv res, and minne [...]
Love Song of the Dark Lord is an excellent translation of Jayadeva s Sanskrit masterpiece, which treats the erotic love of Krishna, conceived as a manifestation or avatar of the great god Vishnu, with the cowherd Radha It was this set of songs, I believe, that elevated an obscurish episode from the Puranas into a beloved icon encompassing the fusion of earthly and divine love Accustomed as many in the English speaking world are to thinking of divine love purely in terms of agape, it is startling [...]
Gitagovinda is an important text in medieval Indian literature cus it was used recited by Krishna cults in east Indian temples Miller s introduction is so comprehensive, it sheds light on all aspects of the text.
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A beautiful translation with a helpful introduction and tons of notes that are easily ignored Gorgeous verse I m off to see if I can find performance recordings.