By Swami Harshananda
Sometimes transliterated as: Laldasis, LAldAsIs, Laaldaasis
Lāldāsīs literally means ‘followers of Lāldās’.
One of the religious sects thrown up by the Bhakti Movement is that of Lāldās who lived in the latter half of the 16th century CE 1647. He belonged to the Meo caste who are robbers by profession. He was born in Alwar of Rajasthan. He was deeply influenced by Kabīr (CE 1440-1518) and Dādu (CE 1544-1603). His sayings and songs which are composed as a work are known as ‘Bāni.
- It means Lord Rāma’s name.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore