Jayadeva’s Gitagovínda is a lyrical account of the illicit springtime love affair of Krishna and Radha, a god and goddess manifesting on earth as a cowherd and milkmaid for the sake of relishing the sweet miseries and rapturous delights of erotic love. The narrative framing their bucolic songs was composed under royal patronage in northeastern India in the twelfth century. It was to be performed f...
Series: Clay Sanskrit Library
Hardcover: 262 pages
Publisher: Clay Sanskrit; Bilingual edition (March 1, 2009)
Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 0.7 x 6.5 inches
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The Gitagovinda is a text that explores Krishna's erotic pasttimes with the Gopis and more specifically with Radha. This 12th century, sanskrit court poem explores concepts of Viraha, Smarana, Rasa, Prema, and Bhakti centered on Krishna. The Forewo...
eurs of poetry and the erotic arts, for aesthetes and voluptuaries who, while sensually engaged, were at the same time devoted to Krishna as Lord of the Universe. The text at once celebrates the vicissitudes of carnal love and the transports of religious devotion, merging and reconciling those realms of emotion and experience. Erotic and religious sensibilities serve, and are served by, the pleasures of poetry. In the centuries following its composition, the courtly text became a vastly popular inspirational hymnal. Jayadeva's songs continue to be sung throughout India in fervent devotional adoration of Krishna.