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Sūrdās

Sūrdās (15th/16th cent., b. c.1478). Hindu poet renowned for his devotion to Kṛṣṇa as well as for his musical abilities. Little is known for certain of his life. He was blind (possibly, but not certainly, from birth). He met Vallabhacarya (see VAIṢṆAVA) and became a member of his movement. Of six works attributed to him, Sūrsārāvalī is based on the avatāra of Kṛṣṇa, Sāhityalaharī deals with the līlā of Kṛṣṇa. His most famous work is Sūrsāgar, based loosely on Bhagavata Purāṇa.

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