Rāmprasād Sen
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The 18th-century poet Rāmprasād Sen is most well known for his songs to the goddess Kālī. His poems and songs mixed imagery from kuṇḍalinīyoga (see yoga ) and esoteric tantric meditation with devotion to the goddess, and he created a new style of goddess worship in India, which is often called Śākta bhakti . He also mixed classical melodies, Bāul personalism, Vaiṣṇava kīrtan , and local folk styles of music together in his songs, which came to be called Rāmprasādī Saṅg…

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June McDaniel, “Rāmprasād Sen”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 16 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_beh_COM_9000000123>
First published online: 2012

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