Shankardev (1449–1568) was a saint and poet. He was born in Assam. He was well known for his music compositions and performance in dance. He was considered as an incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
Shri Sankardev has started a new religious movement known as Ekasarana Dharma and also called Neo-Vaishnavite movement for the Assamese people. He was the main person in spreading the Bhakti movement in Assam.
His literary contributions are well appreciated by the people. The religion which he developed is practiced by a large population in Assam.
He went to many holy places such as Puri, Mathura, Dwaraka and Ayodhya and spread the bhakti amongst the people.
1. Bhakti Pradipa
10. Tales from the life of Child Krishna
He has contributed a lot towards the welfare of the people. He won in the debates held at various king’s courts and has earned name and fame. He has provided food to the poor and the needy and helped them to live a peaceful life. Through his teachings, he insisted the people to worship Lord Vishnu and to consider the Lord as their Guru, Guide and God. He asked the people to accept the Lord as their protector with full faith. He was talented in all kinds of art and was a great scholar who contains great knowledge, wisdom, courage and boldness.
He was a great saint and a scholar who advocated the principle of bhakti among the people, and made them to move into the path of spirituality. He was well known for his kindness, bhakti towards god and he acts as the care taker of the people in Assam. He won the hearts of millions of the people through his good speech. He was a humble and a soft spoken saint, who always worries about the sufferings of the people in this kali yuga, and removed the sorrows and miseries from the life of his devotees, and also he removed the negativity of thoughts from the mind of the people and mastered them to move their life by following a positive approach. Let us worship the great divine guru and be blessed.
“OM SREE SWAMI SHANKAR DEV MAHARAJ JAI”
“OM NAMO NARAYANA”