Poet Chandidas

Poet Chandidas

Chandidas is one of the greatest poets of ancient Bengal. At one time, the verses written by him were spoken by Bengalis. Even in modern times, Chandidas’s verse is the source of inspiration and inspiration for Sahajiya saints.

Chandidas, the most popular poet of pre-modern times, has very little chance to know about him except his name and works.

It is found in the writings of many of Caitanyadeva’s biographers. Chaitanyadev himself belongs to Chandidas

He was a fan of the post.

Chaitanyadeva’s contemporary Rupa Goswami’s work mentions Chandidasa’s works.

These two sources are the primary means of knowing about Chandidas. It is known from this; Poet Chandidas was present in the earlier period of Chaitanyadeva.

Not for long. There are several named Chandidas in the present century

Pada and a statue were discovered. The name of the statue is Sri Krishna Kirtan. Experts speculate that the original name of the statue was Sri Krishnasandharva. Basantaranjan Roy discovered this mannequin and published it under his own editorship.

The statue is written in Palagan form. The names Baruchandidas and Ananta Baruchandidas are found in Bhanita.

Ever since the discovery of this statue, various problems have arisen regarding Chandidas. The problem is that almost none of Punthi’s pada matches the traditional Chandidas pada.

Moreover, the language of Punthi is also very ancient and no influence of Gaudiya Vaishnavism can be seen on it.

For a long time there has been judgment among scholars. Later it was decided that Baruchandidasa Chaitanya, the author of the statue, was present in the previous era. Chaitanyadeva is known to have enjoyed the post of Chandidas.

In this way the existence of Ekchandidasa is recognized.

Chaitanyadeva enjoyed the position of Chandidasa II. It is believed to have originated in pre-consciousness or about the same time. The title of this second Chandidas has been prevalent in Bengal for a long time. No title is attached to the author’s name in Puthi’s Bhanita.

However, it is assumed by many that only Dwijachandidas Bhanita is included in his works.

Chandidas Padavali edited by Neelratan Mukhopadhyay was published some time before the first Chandidas Baruchandidas Sri Krishna Kirtan was discovered. Many new terms are found in this collection. The name Deen Chandidas is found in the inscriptions of many of the posts. Some time later many more new verses with this style were published in the book ‘Deen Chandidaser Padavali’ edited by Manindramohan Bose.

These Chandidas named padas are judged to be very low in thought and language. Compared to the previous two Chandidas titles, it is quite playful and harmless. He is believed to have appeared in the later Caitanya era and the third

He came to be regarded as Chandidas.

There are verses named Chandidas in which the identity of Sajhapanthi Sadhana is clear.

Names like Taruniraman are found in their writings. Anath Sahazia, Rajkini,

Words like Rami are also found in these verses.

According to scholars, he is considered to be Chandidas, the saint of Sahajiya Sadhana Marg, and Chandidas IV.

In discussing Chandidas, the most beloved poets of pre-modern Bengali, these four Chandidas have to be accepted as self-evident.

Many stories about Chandidas are prevalent in Bangladesh. All these stories are found in an ancient book called ‘Chandidas’s Biography’. However, the authenticity of this book is not recognized.

The stories are considered fiction.

It is true, however, that glimpses of the story of Chandidas and Rajkini can be found in some Vaishnava Karchas of the eighteenth century.

It is known that one Chandidas was pro-Sahiya. His companion is Sadhana

There was a Rajkini.

The name of this Rajkini is not the same everywhere. Somewhere Rami, somewhere Tara, somewhere Ramtara.

Two places have long been famous as the birthplace of Chandidas. One of them is Nanur village in Birbhum district. The other is Chatna village in Bankura district. It is said that Chandidas was a worshiper of Goddess Bashuli. Both villages have temples of Bashuli Devi.

Pundits have no end of debate about these two villages. Although it is not possible to determine exactly which is the actual birth place of Chandidas, the fair held every year in memory of Chandidas in Nanur and the assembly of Sahajiya panthi Baul community is famous in the country.

A famous verse of Chandidas is quoted:

The house was burnt with happiness. All of them cried out to swim in the ocean. Friends! What do I write? Sheetal Ballia and Chand Sebinu. I see Bhanu’s rays Jump up and fall into the deep water. In search of Lachmi, poverty has spread and lost the ruby. I built a city, I built the sea, and I am about to get a manik. Sagar Shukal Manik hid in misfortune-karam-doshe. Feeling thirsty, Sebinu quickly fell down. Says Chandidas Shyam’s life is more than death.

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