Showing posts with label Begampura. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Begampura. Show all posts

Hinduism - Who Was Begampura?


 

Ravidas, the poet-saint, named a fictional city(?) after one of his poems (ca. 1500). 




The term begam may be translated as "queen" or "painless." 


  • The city is depicted in the poem as an idealistic realm free of the hardships of everyday life, such as pain, grief, taxation, wrongdoing, and, to a lesser degree, social differences. 
  • Despite the fact that Ravidas was born a tanner (chamar), a despised profession, this is one of his few poems that addresses societal problems, although indirectly.



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