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Balarama Das is one of the prominent Vaishnava poets of Bengal
, who belonged to the family
of the Kavirajas, for example Govinda Das
and Ram Chandra. He was one of the contributors of Vaishnava Padabali
tradition during 16th century. According to the book Bhaktiratnakara Balarama Das was a resident of the village Budhuri and his was honoured with the title of Kavipati or the prince of poets. Balarama Das was a contemporary of Jnanadas and Govinda Das; he was present in the popular Vaishnava festivals, which took place at Srikhanda, Kheturi and Katwa during 1610 and 1625.
Interpretation of Balarama Dass Song
In one of his songs, Balarama Das represented the priest of a temple
as the lover of Krishna
. The priest always remains mesmerized by the beauty of the God. He waved five lights before the idol of Krishna and burns incense and prepare floral wreaths for it. Balarama Dass songs show that passionate devotion breaks the barriers between the finite and the infinite, and the soul ascends to heaven from earth
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