Gangasati is Meerabai of Sorath – An Awakensoul. Gangasati wrote a great number of verses and bhajans. And seeing and listening to her compositions it seems that there is a deep element contained in it. Which explains a very deep matter of religion that how can you find God. God is nowhere outside but inside you Remains the same Ganga Sati
Gangasati an aware soul of Sorath reaching the heights of the spiritual element
- Generally, there is no standard information about the birth and death of Ganga Sati
- From watching and listening to Ganga Sati’s bhajans, it can be said that Ganga Sati was a medieval writer.
- Gangasati Born – 1846
- Place of birth Rajpara ( Palitana of Bhavnagar)
- Caste: Rajput
- Husband: Girasdar Kahalsang
- Son: Ajubha
- Father: Bhaiji Jesaji Sarvaiya
- Guru: Bhudhar Dasji
- Original name: Gangabai Kahalubha Gohil
- Upanaam: Mirabai of Sorath and Hiraba
- Complimentary literature: 51 Composition of hymns
- Her hymns and life story, orally, are not provided with standard details.
- In 1979, Dinesh Rawal directed the Gujarati film Gangasti based on her life.
Literature and picture highlighting the life of Ganga Sati
- Bhajans composed by Ganga Sati are sung by Narayan Swamy and Hemant Chauhan and many other singers who are available on CD-DVD in many cassettes.
- Generally, It is believed that Ganga Sati was born in a Vaghela Rajput family in the village of Rajpara in the present Saurashtra region of present-day Gujarat, about 12th to the 18th century.
The depth of the spiritual element in the bhajan of Ganga Sati
- The left Ingla is and the right is Pingala. Keep meditating on the difference. (Pay attention to the accent) Eat-in the sun and drink in the moon.
- The secrets of yoga and the science of pranayama are presented in it, so her resourcefulness or her maths skills are seen in a unique way in her famous hymn Lightning.
- Firstly, Gangasati has composed bhajans on the glory and importance of the Guru, the life of the follower, nature, and the meaning of devotion, etc., which are aimed at Panbai. These bhajans do not mention any God but refer to God in general form and also present various aspects of spirituality.
- Ganga Sati’s hymns are still popular in Saurashtra and devotional music.
The reason behind taking Samadhi of Kahalsang
- Once a farmer’s cow died from a snake bite. because of the pity of the people or because of the taunt of the people, Gangasati’s husband Kahalsang used his siddhi to revive the cow and this spread all around.
- So, Realizing that the unintentional use of the achievement (siddhi) and the resulting fame would hinder the bhajan, he decided to renounce the body as a penance.
- Gangasati also expressed her willingness to give up with him, but Kahalsang ordered her to stay until the spiritual education of Panbai was completed.
Merrage of Gangasati
- So, Ganga Sati was married to Girasdar Kahalsang or Kahalubha of Samadhiyala near Bhavnagar. Kahalsang was a follower of the Bhakti movement.
- Ganga Sati had her son Ajubha, who married Panbai
- Their home was the religious Satsang center, Gangasati and Kahalsang were very religious.
- Saints and devotees used to come and go in their house and as their house got smaller they started moving to the farm and built huts there and continued Satsang there.
The purpose behind the composition of the 52 hymns (Bhajan)
- In the late 19th century Ganga Sati wrote to Panbai verses about the role of devotion in the teaching of yoga and illumination in the village of Samadhiyala, in Bhavnagar district.
- The verses of Gangasati are characterized by the truth of the spirit and the intoxication of the devotee. in addition, half of the verses she wrote were addressed to Panbai.
- Moreover, half of the verses she wrote were addressed to Panbai. Generally, It is believed that Panbai was her daughter-in-law who created the Gangasti verses to teach Panbai.
Samadhi of Gangasati
- Gangasati ‘s husband, Kahalsang, also said that he was willing to get samadhi and Gangasati also voiced her wish to take samadhi with him.
- But Kahalsang told her that Panbai left is still being educated. You have to stay with Pan bai to complete her education. Have to stop.
- Meanwhile, It is said that after Kahalsang passed away and took Samadhi, Gangasati composed a bhajan every day and listened to Panbai.
- Further, Gangasati’s bhajans are in a way spiritual teaching given to Panbai. This sequence continued for fifty-two days as a result of which fifty-two bhajans were composed.
- Then Ganga Sati took Samadhi. Gangasati, who lived in a small village, did not study, but she knew the deep secrets of the spiritual journey. And, her spiritual knowledge is seen in her bhajans.