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I Danced Before My Giridhara – Mirabai Devotional Poem

I Danced Before My Giridhara - Mirabai Devotional Poem

I danced before my Giridhara. Again and again I dance To please that discerning critic, And put His former love to the test. I put on the anklets Of the love of Shyam, And behold! My Mohan stays true. Worldly shame and family custom I have cast to the winds. I do not forget the beauty of the Beloved Even …

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I am true to my Lord – Mirabai Devotional Bhajan in English

I am true to my Lord - Mirabai Devotional Bhajan in English

I am true to my Lord, O my companions, there is nothing to be ashamed of now Since I have been seen dancing openly. In the day I have no hunger At night I am restless and cannot sleep. Leaving these troubles behind, I go to the other side; A hidden knowledge has taken hold of me. My relations surround …

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Meera Bai Bhajan by Anup Jalota ऐसी लागि लगन, मीरा हो गई मगन

ऐसी लागि लगन, मीरा हो गई मगन - अनूप जलोटा

हीरे मोंती से नही सोभा है हाथ की, है हाथ जो भगवान् का पूजन किया करे, मर कर भी अमर है नाम उस जिव का जग मैं, प्रभु प्रेम मैं बलिदान जो जीवन किया करे ऐसी लगी लगन, मीरा हो गई मगन वो तो गली-गली हरी गुन गाने लगी महलो में पली, बन के जोगिन चली मीरा रानी दीवानी कहाने …

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Krishna in Gokul: Lord Krishna Childhood Stories in English

Krishna in Gokul: Lord Krishna Childhood Stories in English

The next morning in Gokul, the word spread that Nanda had a little boy and he was named Krishna. Now Kansa knew that his would be slayer was still alive and was in Gokul, so he summoned a wicked demoness name Putana. He ordered Putana to go to Gokul and kill every baby born in the month of Shravan. Now …

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Krishna and Narakasura: Naraka – asura son of mother Earth

Krishna and Narakasura: Naraka - asura son of mother Earth

Bhoomi Devi (mother Earth) had a son named Naraka. Even though Naraka was the son of a divinity, he had the nature of a demon. Naraka was powerful and he took pleasure in terrorizing the inhabitants of the three worlds. Narakasura would raid and plunder the kingdoms of the three worlds. He did not even leave the women and would …

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Krishna and Jarasandha – Bheema killed Jarasandha in wrestling match

Krishna and Jarasandha - Bheema killed Jarasandha in wrestling match

King Brihadratha of Magadha was married to the twin daughters of the King of Kashi. Brihadratha loved both his wives equally and had all the material joys of the world, but no son. This left him in a depressed state. The sage Chandakaushika visited his kingdom and Brihadratha served him with respect. Being pleased with his service, the sage granted …

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Krishna Visits Mathura: Lord Krishna’s Childhood Story in English

Krishna Visits Mathura: Lord Krishna's Childhood Story in English

Now stories about Krishna’s deeds spread far and wide. When Kamsa heard about Krishna, he was sure that Krishna was Devaki’s eight born child, born to destroy him. He, in turn, planned to invite Krishna to Mathura and have him killed. He summoned an old minister by the name of Akrura and sent him to Gokul with an invitation. Now …

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अब्दाली की लूट – Invasion of Ahmad Shah Abdali

अब्दाली की लूट - Invasion of Ahmad Shah Abdali

अहमदशाह अब्दाली नादिरशाह का सेनापति था। जब नादिरशाह से सन 1739 में मुहम्मशाह रंगीले के समय दिल्ली को लूटा तो उस समय अब्दाली भी उस के साथ था। नादिरशाह कोहनूर हीरा और तख़्तेताऊस के अलावा सत्तर करोड़ रुपए की कीमत के हिरेजवाहरात, सोनाचांदी लूट कर ले गया था, अफगान सरदार अब्दाली ने इस लूट को अपनी आंखों से देखा था, …

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जसोदा हरि पालनैं झुलावै – सूरदास

जसोदा हरि पालनैं झुलावै - सूरदास

जसोदा हरि पालनैं झुलावै। हलरावै, दुलराइ मल्हावै, जोइ-जोइ कछु गावै॥ मेरे लाल कौं आउ निंदरिया, काहैं न आनि सुवावै। तू काहैं नहिं बेगहिं आवै, तोकौं कान्ह बुलावै॥ कबहुँ पलक हरि मूँदि लेत हैं, कबहुँ अधर फरकावै। सोवत जानि मौन ह्वै कै रहि, करि-करि सैन बतावै॥ इहिं अंतर अकुलाइ उठे हरि, जसुमति मधुरैं गावै। जो सुख सूर अमर-मुनि दुरलभ, सो नँद-भामिनि …

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मॉर्डन रसिया – अल्हड़ बीकानेरी

मॉर्डन रसिया - अल्हड़ बीकानेरी

असली माखन कहाँ आजकल ‘शार्टेज’ है भारी चरबी वारौ ‘बटर’ मिलैगो फ्रिज में, हे बनवारी आधी टिकिया मुख लिपटाय जइयो बुलाय गई राधा प्यारी कान्हा, बरसाने में आय जइयो बुलाय गई राधा प्यारी। मटकी रीती पड़ी दही की, बड़ी अजब लाचारी, सपरेटा कौ दही मिलैगो कप में, हे बनवारी छोटी चम्मच भर कै खाय जइयो बुलाय गई राधा प्यारी कान्हा, …

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