Rasakhan
India (1534? - 1619?) Timeline
Yoga / Hindu : Vaishnava (Krishna/Rama)
Muslim / Sufi

Poems by Rasakhan
Books - Links

Like Kabir and a few other celebrated poet-saints, Rasakhan melded within himself both Islam and Hinduism.

He was born to a wealthy Muslim family in India, possibly near Delhi. His birth name was Saiyad Ibrahim, and he later took the spiritual name Rasakhan. He is said to have had a good education and he spoke both Hindi and Persian (Farsi).

Most of his poems are ecstatic bhakti songs exploring the love between Radha and Lord Krishna, written in the Hindi language.

Rasakhan also translated the Srimad Bhagavatam (one of the great scriptures in the Krishna bhakti tradition) into Persian

Poems by Rasakhan


Recommended Books: Rasakhan

Treasure House of Love: Poems of Rasakhan





Related Links

Shyamdas - Books
http://www.sacredwoods.net/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=1_66

A listing of several books translated by Shyamdas, including "Treasury of Love: The Poems of Rasakhan"

Raskhan - The Great Hindi Poet
http://hindi.agoodplace4all.com/raskhan-the-great-hindu-poet/

Short but helpful biography.
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