Context: U.P. promotes tombs of Muslim devotees of Krishna for tourism
About Taj Bibi:
- She was born in the 17th century.
- Taj Bibi’s father’s name was Padna Khan.
- Taj Bibi, also known as the ‘Mughal Mirabai’, was the daughter of a Muslim nobleman, appointed by the Mughals to protect the Gokul area.
- Taj Bibi was married to Emperor Akbar.
- Emperor Akbar had great reverence for Gusain Shri Vitthalnath Ji and he used to come to Govardhan from time to time to have darshan of Gusain Ji.
- Once Taj Bibi came to Govardhan to see Gusain Ji with permission from Akbar.
- Taj Bibi returned to Delhi after a few days as per Akbar’s orders.
- Syed Ibrahim Khan (1548-1628) was an Indian Sufi Muslim poet who became a devotee of the Hindu deity Krishna.
- Raskhan was his takhallus (pen name) in Hindi.
- He accepted Krishna as the supreme god (Svayam Bhagavan) and became a Vaishnava.
- He died in 1628 AD.
- His samadhi is at Mahaban, about six miles east of Mathura.
- He translated Bhagavata Purana into Persian.
- The poetry of Raskhan focuses on Lord Krishna.
- Rachnavali is the collection of Raskhan’s poetry
- His poetry is in the form of Doha, Padawali and Savayya.
- Raskhan’s Khariboli writings are numerous, the five most important being the Sujana Raskhana, the Premavatika, the Danalila, the Astayama and a collection of Padas (rhymed couplets).
Source: The Hindu