(1498-1546) Medieval bhakti poet of northern India. After refusing to cast her body on her husband’s funeral pyre, she took up a wandering life, turning her back on convention and dedicating herself to the Hindu god, Lord Giridhara. Her poems poignantly convey the sublimity of mystical union with the divine and longing despair at its loss—a longing so powerful it itself becomes the sign of the Beloved’s presence.
The Dancing Saints Icons project at Saint Gregory Nyssen Episcopal Church, San Francisco is a multi-year installation project supported by All Saints Company, the congregation of Saint Gregory Nyssen Church and many donors and benefactors. The iconographer is Mark Dukes.