Kṛṣṇadāsa Kavirāja

(b. 1531)

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(b. 1531?)

A North Indian Vaiṣṇaiva bhakti poet who succeeded his father, Hitaharivaṃśa, as head of the Rādhavallabhī sampradāya after the latter's death. His main work is Karṇānanda (‘Delight of the Ears’), an accomplished Sanskrit devotional poem evoking the divine līlā of Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa, accompanied by his own commentary. He produced twelve other works in Sanskrit, including one praising his father, one in Braj bhāṣā, and the Caitanyacaritāmṛta (‘The Immortal Deeds of Caitanya’). The Govindalīlāmṛta (‘The Nectar of Govinda's Divine Play’) is also attributed to him.

Subjects: Hinduism.

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