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Swami Haridas Jayanti

Swami Haridas was a great classical musician and spiritual composer and poet and the found of the Haridasi School of mysticism. Swami Haridas Jayanti is the birth anniversary of this great and pious soul and is observed in the Bhadrapad month. Swami Haridas Jayanti 2023 date is September 23.

Swami Haridas is credited with numerous devotional musical compositions in the Dhrupad style of music. He was a great saint in the Bhakti tradition and he spread Bhakti or devotion through devotional songs dedicated to Sri Krishna and Radha Rani.

He had numerous disciples and Mia Tansen was one of them. It is said that Akbar himself disguised as a servant arrived at the home of Swami Haridas to listen to the great musician.

Swami Haridas Jayanti is widely observed in North India, especially in Vrindavan.

Swami Haridas Jayanti is annually observed on the Bhadrapad Shukla Paksha Ashtami tithi – the eighth day during the waxing phase of moon in Bhadrapad month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in North India.