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Raskhan the Bhakti Poet Raskhan the famous poet of the Bhakti Era was born 1548
Raskhan the Bhakti Poet
Raskhan the famous poet of the
Bhakti Era was born 1548 A.D. He
was a poet who was both a Muslim
and follower of Lord Krishna. His real
name was Sayyad Ibrahim and is
known to have lived in Amroha in
Moradabad district UP India. In his
early years, he became a follower of
Lord Krishna and learned the religion
from Goswami Vitthalnath and began
living in Vrindavan and spent his
whole life there. He died in 1628 A.D.
History There are differences in the opinion of scholars regarding his year of birth. Estimates
History
There are differences in the opinion
of scholars regarding his year of
birth. Estimates include 1615 and
1630, while Mishra Bandhu believes
that Raskhan was born in 1558 and
died in 1628. Most of the scholars
say Raskhan was a Pathan Sardar
and his birth place was Amroha in
the Moradabad district.
Hajari Prasad Dwivedi the National
Poet claims Raskhan was born
Saiyad Ibrahim in his book, and that
Khan was his title. Raskhan was the
son of a Jagirdar. His family was
wealthy, and he received a good
education. Raskhan spoke both Hindi
and Persian.
Raskhan translated ‘Bhagavata
Purana’ into Persian. His shrine is
located in Gokul near the Yamuna
River, at Bhramand Ghat. It is a very
peaceful place. Many Krishnan
devotees visit the shrine for Dhyan.
Subject Matter The poetry of Raskhan focuses on Lord Krishna. ‘Lilas’ of Lord Krishna, such
Subject Matter
The poetry of Raskhan focuses on
Lord Krishna. ‘Lilas’ of Lord Krishna,
such as Bal Lila, Chir Haran Lila, Kunj
Lila, Ras Lila, Panghat Lila, and Dan
Lila, were his favorite subjects. Apart
from Lilas, Raskhan has also created
poems on Lord Shankar, Goddess
Ganga, and the colorful Holi festival.
Poetry
Raskhan is widely acknowledged as
a great poet, having dedicated most
of his creations to Lord Krishna.
Sujan Raskhan
and
Prem Vatica
are
some
of
his
available
creations.
Raskhan Rachnavali is the collection
of Raskhan’s poetry. His creations
describe the beauty of not only Lord
Krishna but also his relations with
his beloved Radha. Below is one of
the beautiful compositions of
Raskhan. The composition explains
his sincere aspiration and wish.
He says if I am to be born again I would like to assume the
He says if I am to be born again I
would like to assume the birth as the
cowherd boy of Vrindaban. If I am a
bird I would like to live on the tree
that stand on the shore of the Kalindi
River that witnessed the dance of
Krishna on Full—moon night in the
company of the Radha and the other
milk maids. If I am born as animal I
would like to be the cow and be the
part of Nanada’s cowherd. And if I
the mountain I would certainly like
to be the same mountain that
Krishna lifted to Vrindavan. Each
composition of Raskhan soaked in
his undivided love for Krishna.
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