Kasiram Das

Kasiram Das

The words of the Mahabharata are like nectar. Kasiram Das is blessed to hear. This familiar song has been echoing in the skies of Bengal for nearly three hundred years. Mahabharata is the greatest epic of India. This is not just a fairy tale. The form of science. Universal law of India and mankind

Base of policy. The Mahabharata is the essence of all the Puranas, including the Veda Upanishads of ancient India. Hence it is called the fifth Veda.

The gods and goddesses, yogis, householders, kings, subjects, sinners, virtuous, demons, yakshas, ​​ghouls, monsters, beasts, kurangas, mountains, movables, oceans, etc. This book is history.

The Mahabharata was first composed in sixty lakh verses by Mahamuni Krishna Dwaipayana Vedavyasa. Out of these sixty lakh shlokas, three lakh shlokas were preached to devas, fifteen lakhs to pitrlokas, fourteen lakhs to gandharlokas and the remaining lakhs to mortals. These lakhs of verses were later translated from the original Sanskrit into various languages ​​by the sages of India. * Wrote the Bengali language translation which is popular and popular among all

Kasiram Das. Many other poets translated the Mahabharata before him, but Kasiram Das is undoubtedly the classic.

The earlier translators of Kasiram were literal translations of the original text in scholarly language. Bhakti and Bhava did not enliven their thoughts. Here is the difference in the works of all these poets with Kasiram. He only

He was not satisfied with the translation. His works in his innermost sense and devotion

nourished The Mahabharata of Kashiram Das, composed in simple, plain yet beautifully juicy language, has been admired and admired in Bengal’s villages, towns, and ports for ages.

Narnari’s voice is straining. Punyasloka Kashiram Das’ life story can be fully recovered till date

did not As much self-identity as he has expressed in his works, so is ours

The poet wrote,

In the name of Indrani, the country is located in the east

Vaise Bhagirathi in the twelfth Tirthe. Born in Kule near Sindhigram.

Sudhakar name of Priyankar Dassur.

Grandson Kamalakanta Das is the father.

Krishnadasanuj Gadadhar elder brother.

From this text it is known that the village called Siddhi in Indrani Pargana is the birth place of the poet. His abode was in Bhagirathi Kule and twelve tirthas were located there.

According to special research, Siddhigram was located in Pargana called Indrani under Burdwan Katwa in ancient times. Near this village there are still twelve tirthas or ruins of the Ganges

Kasiram’s Kaulik title was Dev. But Dev Dwije Bhakti Shraddha Prakash

For he expressed humility by adding himself ‘slave’. He used the word Dasa in most of his works in Mahabharata. Kasiram’s great-grandfather’s name was Priyankar. Grandfather’s name is Sudhakar and father’s name is Kamalakant. Kasiram was the middle son of his father. His grandfather’s name

Krishnadas and Kanishtha’s name is Gadadhar.

Kamalakanta’s sons became poets by inheritance. Jyeshtha Krishnadas translated the Bhagavata into Bengali and composed the poem Sri Krishna Vilas. Gadadhar Jagannath, the youngest son, is the author of Mangal Kavya. Kasiram composed the Adi, Sabha, Vana and Virata episodes of the Mahabharata

It is known that After his untimely death, he could not translate the remaining episodes of the Mahabharata. Gadadhara’s son Nandaram was ordered by him to complete his work at Astim. The translation of the Nandarama Mahabharata is complete by order of the seniority


The first four chapters of Kasiram’s Mahabharata were first printed in 1801-03 AD from the Srirampur Mission Press. 1836 A.D. From this press the complete edition of Mahabharata was published under the editorship of Jayagopal Tarkalanka.

Kashiram’s residence Siddhigram is now known as Singigram. It is assumed that the name Siddhigram disappeared as the zamindar of the neighboring village of Siddhigram merged this village with his own village.

According to many, the poet’s ancestral home is in Siddhigram area near Daihat

was present

Poet Kashiramdas used to teach by setting up a Pathshala under the shelter of the Raja of Abasgarh in Medinipur district. Often the poets-singers used to come to the palace at that time and they

He used to read the Mahabharata Puranas.

After listening to the narration of the narrators, the interest of the poet to write the Mahabharata in Bengali language was born. Later, Mahabharata, written by him, became black and became popular among Bengalis.

From the information that has been collected about Kashiram’s life, it is known that the poet dug a pond in his village thinking of the benefit of others. That pond is still present, known as Keshepukur.

Kabir’s Vastuvita was donated by his son to their patriarch in 1085 AD. From this grant it is assumed that Kasiram was born sometime after 1000 AD.

Other books written by Kasiram are Satyanarayana’s Punthi, Sapnaparva, Jalparva.

And fiction.

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