27-7-2009: Jayadeva and Geetagovinda Miniature Sheet


Jayadeva was a Sanskrit poet of the 12th century. He is best known for his epic poem Geetagovinda. This poem presents the idea that Radha is greater than Krishna. He was a Hindi monk famous for his poetic talent in India. Jayadeva is the oldest author of the hymns that comprise the Guru Granth Sahib. There is a religion established in the Indian subcontinent after his death. The Geetagovinda suggests that he was born in the village of “Kindubilva”. Scholars identify this place with a present-day village in his region, including Kenduli Sasan near Puri in Odisha, Jayadeva Kenduli in Birbhum district in West Bengal are included.

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