Historical Who is Who

LAL DED

14th century
India
RELIGION

 

Lalleshwarif  or Lalla, female yogi and poetess, of whom little is known for certain. Anecdotally, mistreatment by her mother-in-law led to her abandonment of marriage and with it the wearing of clothes. Detached from social conformities found meaning in discovering the Lord of the Universe - Siva - inside herself and extending outward. This she expressed in pithy poetry, prized in Kashmiri tradition. Her  attraction to Sufi Muslims was reciprocated.

Life

http://www.koausa.org/Saints/LalDed/article1.html

http://www.boloji.com/index.cfm?md=Content&sd=Articles&ArticleID=9892

http://heritagekashmir.blogspot.co.uk/2007/10/spiritual-journey-of-lal-ded.html

Poems

Vakhs 1 - 65 http://www.koausa.org/Saints/LalDed/Vakhs1.html

Vakhs 66 - 138 http://www.koausa.org/Saints/LalDed/Vakhs2.html

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