Madhavdev-Brief Life Sketch


Madhavdev-Brief Life Sketch

Madhavdev-Brief Life Sketch

Madhavdev-Brief Life Sketch

Madhavdev (1489–1596) was an Assamese saint-poet and chief disciple of Shrimanta Shankardev, the founder of  Neo-Vaishnavism ( Ekasarana Dharma).  

Madhavdev was born in May 1489 in the village of Letekupukhuri, Narayanpur in the Lakhimpur District of Assam.  His father’s name was Govidagiri and his mother’s name was Manorama. Madhavdev took his education under a teacher named Rajendra Adhyapak and became well-versed in the Tantras, Tarka-Shastra, Purana and other literature associated with Saktism.

In 1532 he met Srimanta Shankardeva and converted to Vaishnavism. Since his conversion, he became a hand and glove associate of his Guru Sankardeva and became indifferent to mundane life. After  Guru’s advice, he composed poems, devotional songs and dramas as a means of preaching Vaishnavism.  His literary composition includes ‘Naam Ghokha’, Bhakti Ratnavali, Borgeets,  Nine Jhumuras (one-act plays) and Naam Maalikaa. In addition to these, he rendered the Adi Kanda of Valmiki’s Ramayana into Assamese. 

Madhavdev, after contributing a lot to the Assamese culture,  passed away in 1596 in Koch Bihar. 0 0 0


N.B.  The article originally belongs to the book ‘Introduction to World Writers‘ by Menonim Menonimus.

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