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Bani Sri Jaidev Ji Ki

Pashaura Singh

in The Bhagats of the Guru Granth Sahib

Published in print January 2003 | ISBN: 9780195662696
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080717 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195662696.003.0004
Bani Sri Jaidev Ji Ki

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This chapter focuses on the Sikh response to the Vaishnava bhakti tradition. It examines the two hymns of Jaidev, although he has not received any direct comment from the Sikh Gurus. He is specifically chosen to address the question of whether the author of these two hymns is identical with the author of the celebrated Vaishnava text Gitagovinda. The chapter also discusses two Vaishnava saints, Surdas and Mira Bai. In particular, it considers the single line of Surdas in the Sarang raga that has received a direct comment from Guru Arjan. It also looks at the reasons why Mira Bai's hymn in the Maru raga was deleted from the Adi Granth.

Keywords: Vaishnava bhakti tradition; Jaidev; Gitagovinda; Vaishnava saints; Surdas; Mira Bai; Adi Granth

Chapter.  13775 words. 

Subjects: Sikhism

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