India gave birth to not only male saints but to many female saints also. Among them Meerabai is one born in the royal dynasty of Mewad in 1498. Her father spent most of his time in fighting wars with Moguls and so she was brought up in her grandfather’s house. From a very early age she loved the idol of Lord Krishna and she used to dance, and sing ecstatically in praise of Krishna. She called Krishna as Giridhar Gopal and was so much attached to him that she used to consider him virtually as her husband, even though she was actually married to Bhojraj, the crown prince of Chittore.
The royal family of Chittore was very angry and disgusted with her because of her intense devotion to Krishna, neglecting all other household duties as a princess. They tried to poison her but her devotion and love was so great that the poison did not affect her at all. She had wandered to many sacred places related to Krishna, composed many songs which came to be known popularly as Meera’s bhajans. It is said that while dancing in the temple of Giridhar Gopal in Dwaraka she collapsed and vanished, her songs have become so famous both for literary value and the devotional aspect that they have become a tradition of Indian Music.