Biography of Narsinh Mehta

Narsinh Mehta (also spelled Narsinh or Narasimha Mehta) was a revered saint-poet of the Bhakti movement in medieval India. He was born in 1414 in Talaja, a town in present-day Gujarat, India. Narsinh Mehta is best known for his devotional poetry, particularly his compositions in praise of Lord Krishna.
Early Life - Bhakti and Krishna Devotion - Social Reformer - Compositions - Legacy - Death of Narsinh Mehta
Biography of Narsinh Mehta

Early Life:

Narsinh Mehta was born into a Vaishnavite family, and from a young age, he exhibited a deep spiritual inclination. He was married at a young age but soon became a widower, which had a profound impact on his life and devotion. His experiences with loss and the impermanence of worldly attachments inspired his devotional poetry.

Bhakti and Krishna Devotion of Narsinh Mehta:

Narsinh Mehta was a devout follower of Lord Krishna, and his poetry primarily revolves around themes of divine love and devotion. He composed numerous bhajans (devotional songs) and hymns that expressed his profound love for Krishna. His compositions are noted for their emotional intensity and spiritual fervor. One of his most famous works is the bhajan “Vaishnav Jan To Tene Kahiye,” which has become a beloved devotional song in India and is often associated with Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy of nonviolence and compassion.

Narsinh Mehta as Social Reformer:

Narsinh Mehta was not only a poet but also a social reformer. He emphasized the importance of moral values, humility, and selfless service. His teachings encouraged people to live a virtuous life, practice honesty, and cultivate love and compassion for all living beings.

Compositions of Narsinh Mehta

Narsinh Mehta composed major touching hymns Gandhiji’s favorite hymn ‘Vaishnava jane said it’ he is created. In addition to the positions of devotion, knowledge and devotion, these works are famous-
  ‘Sudama Charit’
 ‘Govind Gaman’
 ‘Surat Sangram’
‘Ras Sahasram Padli’
‘Makeup garland’
 ‘Krishna Births Promotions’


Narsinh Mehta’s contributions to Gujarati literature and devotional poetry have earned him a revered place in Indian culture. He is considered one of the greatest saint-poets of Gujarat. His compositions have been sung by various artists, and his influence can be seen in the devotional music and literature of the region.
Narsinh Mehta’s life and work embody the spirit of devotion and selfless love, and his legacy continues to inspire generations of people in their spiritual journeys. His teachings of love, humility, and devotion to the divine remain relevant and cherished in the hearts of millions of devotees.

Death of Narsinh Mehta

Narsinh Mehta passed away in 1480 AD.