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Hinduism - What Is A Bhaktamal?



Bhaktamal. (“Garland of Devotees”) 


Nabhadas (about 1600) wrote a text in which he provides brief (six-line) biographies of over two hundred bhakti (devotional) personalities. 


Despite the fact that Nabhadas was a Ramanandi, and therefore a devotee (bhakta) of the deity Rama, his work is often regarded as impartial and inclusive to devotees of all sectarian persuasions. 


  • Surprising and miraculous occurrences are absent from the book. 
  • Instead, the devotee's personal characteristics, which serve as an example for others, are emphasized. 
  • The Bhaktamal is an incredibly significant source for northern Indian literary and religious history since it often provides the first credible description of these people. 
  • It's even more intriguing since internal evidence indicates it was finished in the early seventeenth century.


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