Friends event: UniqueDevotion, Uniqueness of Devotion
Jalaram Community Centre (opp Jalaram Mandir)
85 Narborough Rd,
Leicester LE3 0LF
A talk by Ramesh Pattni of the Oxford Centre For Hindu Studies
The mystic poet Meerabai is a celebrated saint of North India and a devotee of Krishna. Her poetic style and expression has a unique combination of profound wisdom and deep devotion, with elements of passion, longing, defiance, anticipation and ecstasy of union. In this talk we examine the Bhakti movement, its origins and growth, its unique philosophy and principles, taking some textual references as the basis of this exploration. Within this context and understanding, we consider Meerabai’s singular story, her path to devotion, and consider some of her devotional poetry.