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Hindu poet - kamalakanta - poetry

 

Kamalakanta was born in Burdwan India in the late 18th Century. From an early age he spoken an advantage in religion and later in life Kamalakanta established beginning into Tantric Yoga from a Tantric yogi named Kenaram Bhattacharya. His songs made him illustrious at some point in his duration and as of his fame as a soloist poet the Maharaja of Burdwan, Tej Chandra asked Kamalakanta to be his Guru. Kamalakanta became a great fan of Kali and calm many emotional and devotional love poems to the Mother.

It is said that the Divine Care for in her appearance of Mahakali desires her sincere devotees to make the greatest progress. Kali is often depicted as the great destructive force of ignorance and hostile forces. The poetry of Kamalakanta displays this heroic approach of begging Kali to abolish limitations and bondage. The poetry of Kamalakanta also displays a profound faith in his all athletic Kali.

"The earth quakes under Your leaps and bounds.
You are horrible with that sword in Your hand . "

Whilst Kali is often depicted as a black and terrifying form, this conversely is just one air of hers as a destructive force of ignorance. Kamalakanta also alludes to the other characteristic of Kali as he states in his poem - "Is my Look after Exceedingly Black?"

"If She's black,
how can She light up the world?
Sometimes my Look after is white,
sometimes yellow, blue, and red.
I cannot grasp Her.
My whole life has passed
trying. "

The poems of Kamalakanta and Ramprasad were later sung by Sri Ramakrishna, who himself was a great disciple of the Divine Mother. These devotional songs would often send Sri Ramakrishna into an delighted state as he became absorbed in inspection of the Divine Mother. Many of these songs are recorded in the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna.

Richard Pettinger
http://www. poetseers. org/


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