Quit your slumber Kamalapati, wake up, it’s dawn Rise Govinda, let me behold your moonlike face The eastern horizon is softly glowing alive Sunlight emerges piercing the fading darkness The lotus blooms with bees hovering around The curd-churning women of Braja sing your paeans Dama and Sudama keep calling you aloud Look there, even Balarama has woken up and … [Read more...]
Madhavdeva (1489–1596) is an important preceptor of the Ekasarana Dharma known for his loyalty to his guru, Srimanta Sankardev as well as his artistic brilliance. Initially a sakta worshipper, he was converted to Ekasarana Dharma by the Sankardev and became his most prominent disciple. He became the religious as well as artistic successor of Sankardeva after the later's death in 1568. He is known particularly for his book of hymns, the Naam Ghoxa, as well as a large selection of songs called Borgeets.