Why is Lalan Fakir famous?
Lalan took Fikiri religion from Shiraj Shah Fakir and popularly known as Lalan Shah Fakir. He was not only a Bengali saint but also a lyricist, philosopher and social reformer. His Baul and Geet had influenced many poets and religious thinkers.
When was Lalan Fakir born?
Lalon Shah (1774-1890) preceptor of baul asceticism, composer and singer of Baul songs. He was born on 1 Kartik 1181 BS (1774 AD) at village Harishpur in Jhenaidah district, variantly in a Kayastha family of village Bhadra in Kumarkhali of kushtia district.
When and where was Lalon Shah born?
Jashore, BangladeshLalon / Born
Which place Lalan Fakir was born?
How many years did Lalon Shah live?
But it is generally believed that he lived for 116 years. The year 1774, therefore, is usually taken to be the year of his birth. Lalon lived, worked, and died in the village of Chheuriya, near Kushtia (a town in Bangladesh), during British colonial rule.
Who is the founder of Lalon Akhrah?
Lalon founded the institute known as Lalon Akhrah in Cheuriya, about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) from Kushtia railway station. His disciples dwell mostly in Bangladesh and West Bengal.
Did Lalon Akhrah reject all distinctions and Creed?
Although, he “rejected all distinctions of caste and creed”. Lalon founded the institute known as Lalon Akhrah in Cheuriya, about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) from Kushtia railway station. His disciples dwell mostly in Bangladesh and West Bengal.
How did Lalon reach the urban masses in Bangladesh?
Songs of Lalon were mainly confined to the baul sects. After the independence of Bangladesh, they reached the urban people through established singers. Many of them started using instruments other than the ektara and baya. Some started using classical bases for a polished presentation to appeal to the senses of the urban masses.