KIRAN ATMA: Ashtachap Surdas
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Hinduism - Who Are The Ashtachap Surdas?



The “eight seals” or Ashtachap Surdas, Krishnadas, Parmananddas, Kumbhadas, Nanddas, Chaturbhujdas, Chitswami, and Govindswami are a set of eight northern Indian bhakti (devotional) poets. 


  • All eight of these poets are identified as members of the Pushti Marg and companions of the Pushti Marg's early leaders in the sectarian literature of the Pushti Marg, a Vaishnava group whose members are devotees (bhakta) of Krishna. 
  • Surdas, Krishnadas, Parmananddas, and Kumbhadas are linked to Vallabhacharya (1479–1531), the Pushti Marg's founder; Nanddas, Chaturbhujdas, Chitswami, and Govindswami are linked to Vallabhacharya's son and successor, Vitthalnath (r. 1566–1585). 
  • For several of the poets, evidence of their membership can be discovered in their poetry, which supports this claim; but, for Surdas, this claim seems extremely improbable.


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