Surdas was a 16th-century blind Hindu devotional poet and singer, who has written and sung in praise of Lord Krishna. He was a great poet and an exceptional singer. Though he was blind from his childhood, he never lost hope and always chants the glory of Lord Krishna. The book known as Sur Sagar was written by him. And it was well appreciated by many scholars.
LIFE :Since Surdas was blind child from birth, he was rejected by his family, and he lived alone on the banks of River Yamuna. Surdas has also composed the Sur Saravali and Sahitya Lahari. Surdas's compositions are also found in the Sikhs holy book.
Surdas has spread the spirituality of Lord Krishna among the masses. Surdas is considered as a prominent disciple of the Great Saint Sree Vallabha Acharya. Surdas was known for his great compositions on Lord Krishna. He was a talented singer and always thinks about Lord Krishna, and was an ardent devotee of Lord Krishna. It is believed that Lord Krishna himself appeared in front of him and listened to his beautiful songs. He was born in this world for spreading the bhakti of Lord Krishna among the common people.
Surdas though lived several years ago, still remain in our hearts, due to his utmost devotion on god. Though he was a blind person, he never complained about his situation to god. He didn’t think he is a blind person, but concentrated his full attention only on writing songs and singing them, and chants the names of Lord Krishna. We also have to develop such kind of habit, and must try to learn from him. Let us chant his name and be blessed.
“OM SREE BHAKTA SURDASJI NAMAHA”
“OM SREE KRISHNA, MUKUNDA, MURARI”