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Hinduism - Who Was Vidyapati?


Mithila, a Hindu kingdom in northern Bihar, had a Brahmin courtpoet called Vidyapati(ca. 1400).

Despite the fact that Vidyapati wrote in Sanskrit, he is best known for his love poetry, which was written in the Maithali dialect.

He drew on Sanskrit love poetry's literary traditions in this poetry, but his favorite subjects were the divine lovers Radha and Krishna.

Although later Vaishnavas regarded Vidyapati's love poetry as devotional, Vidyapati's religious writings define Shiva as the Supreme Being, demonstrating that he was a Shaiva.

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