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History[ edit ] Scholars disagree about his year of birth. Estimates include and , while Mishra Bandhu believes that Raskhan was born in and died in Most of the scholars[ who? Raskhan was the son of a jagirdar rich landowner and lived in luxury in his youth. He received a good education.
His shrine is located in Gokul near the Yamuna river, Bhramand Ghat. It is a very peaceful place. Many Krishna devotees go there to pay their respects and meditate. There he fell unconscious and had a vision of Krishna. Thereafter, he remained in Brindavan till he breathed his last. Later, when he read the Bhagwat Purana he was so deeply impressed by the unselfish love of the gopis for Krishna that he left his proud mistress and headed straight for Brindavan.
There is, however, an even more intriguing story that is contained in some of the hagiographic material about Raskhan. In the Bhavaprakash of the seventeenth century, we are told by Vaishnavite scholar Hari Ray, that Ibrahim Khan earlier lived in Delhi, where he had fallen madly in love with the son of a Hindu merchant.
This angered his fellow Muslims, who branded him as a disbeliever. He roves around after him without fear of public slander or caste displeasure! The other Vaishnavite turned up his nose in disgust, and when Ibrahim saw this he drew his sword out in anger. The Vaishnavite advised Ibrahim to travel to Brindavan. When he got there, he was refused entry into the temple on the grounds that he was a Muslim. From that day onwards, Raskhan began living in Brindavan, composing and singing the Krishnaite Sufi poetry for which he is still so fondly remembered.
Subject matter[ edit ] The poetry of Raskhan focuses on Lord Krishna. Poetry[ edit ] Raskhan is widely acknowledged as a great poet, having dedicated most of his creations to Lord. His creations describe the beauty of not only Lord Krishna but also his relations with his beloved Radha. His poetry is in the form of Doha , Padawali and Savayya. Of these the most well-known is the Premavatika "The Forest of Love".
But the path of Love is not easy, he tells us: Everybody says: "Love!
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