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SWAMI HARIDAS

Swami Haridas has a significant place in Hindustani music. He was considered as a pioneer in creating new methods of music and had a great role in spreading dhrupad. He was deeply learned and widely acquainted with the music of his days.

Haridas theology deals with not only the love of Krishna and Radha but also witnessing of love, a state of mind called rasa. The main aspect and theme of all his songs and teachings was the rasa. He gained fame and respect not merely of his musical genius but the literary beauty and simplicity of his dhrupad. His language and music inspired many because of the mystic experience of Bhakti (faith) and he became a leading figure in the Bhakti movement and music.


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