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Bavri Meera

Bavri Meera

Born a princess in fifteenth century India, Mirabai went on to become a Hindu mystic after she felt an extreme instinctive devotion to Lord Krishna, in the praise and persistent worship of whom she spent her life. Breaking away from prevalent social conventions and the bindings of her family and not bothering in the least about the infamy her devotion got her, Mirabai was a revolutionary in the true sense. Following her incessant innate drive which earned her the epithet ‘bavri’- implying someone who is mad, she created and put to tune more than 200 devotional songs- Bhajans, which are now sung all across the country. The songs in this album are those that are attributed to her though it is not entirely impossible that they were penned by others and later became a part of her legacy. As is typical of Bhajan music there is a simple repetitive rhythm pattern accompanied by soulful vocals and simple instruments like Dholak and Manjeera. Some compositions tend to gain tempo toward the end to heighten the feeling of reaching out to the divine. 

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