Talk:Narsī Mehtā

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If Vivekānanda (A. D. 1863-1902) declared that he alone lives who lives for others, he was probably echoing another great saint who preceded him by four centuries, who sang thus: ‘He alone is a Vaiṣṇava—a man of God—who under¬stands the sufferings of others’ (vide his song Vaiṣṇava janato...’). This was Narsī Mehtā (also spelt as ‘Narasī Mehatā’), the foremost saint of Gujarat. Born in A. D. 1415 as the second son of Kṛṣṇa Dāmodar Dās and Lakṣmī-gauri (who were nāgara-brahmaṇas by caste) at the village Talājā (near the modern town of Junagadh in Gujarat), Narasiriiharām