This app contains enlightening and motivational Doha (Couplet) with their meaning in hindi language.
Doha is a form of self-contained rhyming couplet in poetry composed in Matrika metre. This genre of poetry first became common in middle age and was commonly used in Hindi and Urdu poetry.Among the most famous dohas are those of Kabir, Rahim, Tulsidas, Bihari.Dohe are not only poetry, Its all about principles of life.
Kabirdas- Kabirdas, the great poet and saint of India, influenced the Bhakti movement with his writings. Even the meaning of ‘Kabir’ is ‘Great’ in Islam. He set an example by writing own made dohas. Kabir believed in equality of men and preached the religion of love for promoting unity among all castes and creeds.Saint Kabir asserted the Allah and Rama were names of one and the same god. God could be found neither in the temple, nor in the mosque neither in Benaras, nor in Mecca, but only in the heart of his devotees. Kabir was not a literate person. But by composing small poems, he could express his views. These are known a Kabir’s ‘Doha’.
Tulsidas- He was the composer of the original Ramayana into Sanskrit.Goswami Tulsidas was a great Hindu poet saint, reformer as well as philosopher and composed various popular books. He is renowned for his dedication to the Lord Rama and being the author of great epic, the Ramcharitmanas. It is considered that Lord Shiva himself had ordered him to compose his poetry in the vernacular language instead of the Sanskrit. When Tulsidas opened his eyes, he saw that both Shiva and Parvati had blessed him. He ordered to go to Ayodhya and write his poetry in the Awadhi.
Bihari- Bihari was a Hindi poet, who is famous for writing the Satasai (Seven Hundred Verses) in Brajbhasha, a collection of approximately seven hundred couplet, which is perhaps the most celebrated Hindi work of poetic art, as distinguished from narrative and simpler styles. Today it is considered the most well known book of the Ritikavya Kaal or 'Riti Kaal'(a era in which poets wrote poems for kings) of Hindi literature.
Rahim- Abdul Rahim Khankhana was one of the nav-ratnas of Emperor Akabar. He was a great warrior as well as a poet. His dohas have important messages and a great deal of worldly wisdom. He also wrote many dohas in praise of Lord Krishna and Rama. Here is a sample of Rahim’s work. Since the language is 400 years old, I have provided meanings of dohas also.
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