MiraBai | Meera | Ardent devotee of Lord Krishna, Celebrated Bhakti Saint



Meera, also known as Meera Bai or Mirabai (1498–1547) was a great poet and an ardent devotee of Lord Krishna.


Meera was born into a Rajput royal family in Rajasthan, India. Most legends mention her devotion to Lord Krishna, and she was hated by her in-laws for her religious devotion. Though Meerabai has written lot of poems in praise of Lord Krishna,only few of her poems were preserved. These poems are commonly known as bhajans.

According to ancient records,it is known that Meera unwillingly married Bhoj Raj, the crown prince of Mewar, in 1516. Her husband was died in 1521.

Due to the dislike of her bhakti with Lord Krishna, her in-laws tried to kill her several times by poisoning, but she was not harmed due to the grace of Lord Krishna. Mira Bai left the kingdom of Mewar, and went on pilgrimages. In her last years, Meera lived in Dwarka or Vrindavan, where legends state she miraculously disappeared by merging into an idol of Krishna in 1547.


Most of Meera’s poems are dedicated to Lord Krishna.A number of compositions by MeeraBai continue to be sung even today, mostly as bhajans. She was very much remembered by the people for her pure bhakti on Lord Krishna.


Meerabai, was the one, who was harmed by many people,due to her sincere devotion on Lord Krishna. But she was not injured by that. Her Bhakti is equivalent to that of bhakti of Sri Bhakta Prahlada, Dhruva and Markandeya. If we develop bhakti on god like her, we can also merge with god, and attain the eternal bliss, and can escape from the birth cycle.

In this kali yuga, devotion to god is the only way to escape ourselves from the problems, which we are facing in our every day life. NAMAjapam is the most important thing and it has to be done routinely. With that, we can find many good changes in our life, like relief from sickness, attaining good health and wealth, and all the prosperity in our life.

Let us chant the holy name of the great Saint MeeraBai and Lord Krishna and be blessed and live happily for ever.


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