Mirabai's love for Krishna is reflected in her poetry and songs that she had dedicated to her lover. For Mirabai, who is more commonly known as Mira, Krishna was everything as in lover, husband, lord and master. Her poems beautifully express the innate feelings of her heart. She has also made use of erotic imagery, while composing poems and songs. The story of Mirabai and Krishna is very popular. Read on to know the legend of Mirabai & Krishna.
It was Mira's desire to get united with Krishna. It is also noticeable
in her poems that speak of her immense love for Krishna. In her poems,
she wrote that, she wants to get colored with the color of twilight,
which is the symbolic color of Lord Krishna. Mira had a firm belief
that, in her last birth she was one of the several gopis who had fallen
in love with Krishna.
When she was 16 years old, her marriage was fixed with Prince Bhoj Raj,
who was the eldest son of Rana Sanga of Chittor. But, her love for
Krishna was so intense that she even spoilt her marital life. She went
to the extent of neglecting her household duties. Instead, she was
always busy concentrating on Krishna. It is said that, by the 15th
century, her love for Krishna reached heights, thereby compelling her to
wander around to seek enlightenment.