Krishnadas was born on V.S. 1553 (A.D 1496) Village Chilotra in Gujarat and left the world on V.S. 1636 (A.D. 1579). Krishnadas was one of the best poet of 'Ashtchhap'. He sung many Krishna's bhajans in Kanharo, Purvi, Malav, Kedar and Sarang ragas.

Meeting with Mahaprabhu

Shri Krishnadas once decided to leave his house & go to Vraj for pilgrimage. During his pilgrimage moving from one place to another he came to Shri Goverdhan. At that time the temple of Dev Daman was being constructed & Shri Dev Daman was to be set there. On hearing this, from the people he went for darshan of Shri Dev Daman. Here he came in contact with Shri Goverdhannathji & Shri Mahaprabhuji. Later on , Shri Mahaprabhuji established the idol of Shri Goverdhananthji in the temple on third day of Bright Vaishakh. He deputed Bengalis for the seva of Shri Goverdhannathji living nearby & appointed Shri Krishnadas as Bhetiya i.e. to go to the various parts of the country & collect Bhet[1] for Shri Goverdhannathji. Afterwards Shri Mahaprabhuji appointed him as Adhikari[2] of the temple of Shri Goverdhannathji.[3]


As an Adhikari Shri Krishnadasji had given to one vaishnav rupees three hundred for digging a well. The vaishnav utilized Rs. 200 for digging & kept Rs. 100 for himself, which he kept under a mango tree. Shri Krishnadasji went to see the unfinished well where his stick slipped off & he fell into the well. His body was not found & he had attained the ghost body & was staying on a pipal tree. After some days, Shri Gopinath gwal came there searching for his buffalo. Shri Krishnadasji requested him to go & request Shri Gusaiji to free him from this ghost life. Accordingly he passed on his request to Shri Gusaiji. Shri Gusaiji gave Rs. 100 to the new Adhikari & ordered him to complete the remaining construction of the well & thereafter went to Mathura & performed Shraddh of Shri Krishnadas on 'Dhruv Ghat' & relieved him from the ghost life & got him divine body & then Shri Krishnadas entered into Divya Leela.