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Hinduism - Who Is Parmananddas?


Parmananddas (early 16th c.) One of the ashtachap, a group of eight bhakti (devotional) poets from northern India.

The Pushti Marg, a religious society whose members are Krishna devotees (bhakta), utilised the works of these eight poets for liturgical reasons.

All eight are also identified as members of the community and companions of either the community's founder, Vallabhacharya, or his successor, Vitthalnath, in the Pushti Marg's sectarian literature.

Although legend claims that Parmananddas was a Kanaujia brahmin, nothing is known about him, and the corpus of poetry ascribed to him is considerably bigger in later sources, indicating that his name was adopted by subsequent poets.

According to the evidence from the oldest texts, he was a devout devotee of Vallabhacharya.

Much of his poetry is composed expressly for the Pushti Marg, such as songs in honor of Vallabhacharya or hymns to be repeated throughout the day for Krishna worship, a religiosity that came to characterize the Pushti Marg.

His writings have not been translated to date, perhaps due to their sectarian nature.

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