Parmanand Das

Paramanand Das

Parmanand Das was born on V.S. 1550 (A.D. 1493) in Kannoj and left the world on V.S. 1641 (A.D. 1584) at Surbhikund, Goverdhan. He was one of the best poet of 'Ashtchhap'.

Meeting with Mahaprabhu

Once he went to Prayag for Makar Snan[1]. He wanted to meet Jalghariya Kshatri Kapur. So he went to Adel. He met Shri Mahaprabhu Vallabhacharya on the bank of river Yamuna for the first time.[2]

Singing Kirtans

After meeting on the bank of river Yamuna at Prayag, Shri Parmanand Das stayed with Shri Acharyaji and sang childhood sport (Bal leela) kirtans there. Shri Acharyaji delegated him the service of singing kirtans at different times before Shri Navnitpriyaji. When Shri Mahaprabhu went to Gokul, Shri Parmananddasji also went with him and there he wrote many padas related to childhood sport (Bal leela) at Gokul. He requested Shri Mahaprabhuji to allow him to stay with him at Gokul for his service. Mahaprabhuji offered him also kirtan seva before Shri Goverdhannathji. However, as Shri Mahaprabhuji had bestowed him with joy of the childhood sport he wrote thousands of kirtans of the secret sentiments of childhood sport.

Interesting Story

One 11th bright night, Shri Thakorji told Parmanand Das that He heard his kirtans sitting in the lap of Jalghariya Kshatri Kapur. Shri Navnitpriyaji appeared before Him in million times beautiful form than that of Kamdev[3] that he could not resist going to Adel to have darshan of Shri Navnitpriyaji and to meet Kshatri Kapur. There on the banks of river Yamuna he saw Mahaprabhuji doing Sandhya rituals and in him he had darshan of Shri Krishna Himself in him. Shri Acharya asked Parmanand Dasto sing kirtan of Shri Krishna’s leela. He sang the song of agony of separation. Shri Mahaprabhuji asked him to sing the songs of sport related to childhood of Krishna. Shri Parmanand Das humbly with folded hands said that he does not know anything about that. Then Shri Mahaprabhuji asked him to take a bath in Yamunaji and come back. After that Shri Mahaprabhuji bestowed him with the initiation of Hastakshar and Bramhasambandh and also narrated him to “Dashamskandh Anukramanika”[4]. Consequently according to Shri Mahaprabhuji’s order he sang the songs of childhood sport of Shri Krishna in Ashavari, Bilaval, Kanhara ragas.[2]


  1. i.e. taking bath in the river Ganga
  2. 2.0 2.1 Shri Parmananddasji (English) Pushtimarg। Retrieved : 19 April, 2016।
  3. God of Love
  4. index of the incidents of the tenth chapter of Shri Bhagwat

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