India is a land of eternal love stories defying the blows of Time for ages. One such timeless story is that of Meera Bai’s love for Lord Krishna. Born a Rajput princess of Merta in Rajasthan, Meera Bai ended up being a saint in love with her lord. The life of Meera Bai from the magnificence of a palace to the austerity of a hermitage is a manifestation of transcendental love between the Divine and the human, the heaven and the earth, the universe and the soul, the immortal and the mortal as well. Her unconditional, immeasurable, incomparable love for Krishna, who others worship as the Almighty, was honeyed with devotion and spirituality.
She used to spend her time in writing and humming devotional songs in praise of her lord out of ecstasy, which knew no religious bounds and social barriers. Like Rani Padmini and Rani Karnavati, Meera Bai was a bride of Chittor in Mewar province of Rajasthan. If Rani Padmini and Rani Karnavati are emblems of bravery that the Rajputs are known for, she is an embodiment of divine love. Today her devotional songs which evoke numinous feelings are popularly known as ‘Meerabai Poems’ or ‘Meerabai Bhajans’.
Being the greatest devotee of Lord Krishna, Meera Bai deserves a tribute on the occasion of Krishna Janmastami. IndianEagle shares interesting facts from “Meerabai biography” and depicts her life story through the following infographic:
About Merta City
Once upon a kingdom of the Rathore Rajputs, Merta City is a tourist destination in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Both Merta and Mewar were tied in a nuptial knot of Meera Bai and Bhoj Raj. Being the birthplace of Lord Krishna’s devotee, Merta is a holy place for Hindus. It has historical significance too as it was ruled by the Rajputs, the Marathas and the Mughals. Among the tourist attractions of Merta, the museum and the Charbhuja Temple are worth a visit. Pushkar where India’s largest camel fair is held in winter is only 60 km away from Merta.
How to Reach Merta City
Jaipur to Merta distance is only 206 km via road. Merta is an 8-hour drive from Delhi. Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, is a short flight away from IGI Airport New Delhi. IndianEagle books cheap flights to Delhi from USA cities including New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Newark, Washington, Atlanta, Houston, Seattle and Detroit. You can also buy the cheapest air ticket to Jaipur from Delhi while booking your flight to New Delhi International Airport at Indian Eagle.