A rajput princess- born into the Rathod family of Rao Dooda, Meera from her very childhood became enamored by Lord Krishna’s idol. She believed Him to be her husband. Her devotion was so complete that even when she is forced to marry Bhoj Raj the son of Rana Sangha of Chittor, she walks around the holy fire carrying with her the idol of the Lord - almost symbolizing her marriage to Him. Meera occupies indeed a sacred place in the history of Indian thought and culture for her deep and passionate religious devotion, as also for her poetry in which her genius was well revealed, and which was never bereft of beauty in the true sense of the term. Her odes and hymns are so rich, sweet and inspiring, not because of any high rhetoric or dexterity of language, but because they are characterized by a tenderness and simplicity of feeling as genuine outpourings of a heart completely dedicated to God
12 year old cousin. He was extremely close to Meera as they had been brought up together. Very loving brother, and would do anything for Meera. Meera too was very attached to him and would go to any lengths to make her cousin happy.
Role: Veer Kunwari
Veer Kunwari is Meera's mother. A beautiful woman who was extremely loving and kind. She was a dutiful mother and wife and was a favorite in the family. Extremely gentle by nature. Her life revolved around her daughter. Meera was most attached to her mother, and it is her mother who understood Meera the best. She died early when her daughter was about 10 years.
Meera’s best friend as well as her daasi It is from Lalita that Meera learns about gudda-guddi ki shaadi and wants a gudda of her own. Lalita and Meera were inseparable and their friendship broke all barriers of class and caste. When Meera gets married, Lalita goes with her to her sasural. She was always very protective of Meera.
Role: Ratan Singh
Ratan Singh is Meera's father & Rao Dooda's youngest son, Ratan Singh was also a great warrior like his father. A very loving man, his world revolved around his his wife and daughter. He is left shattered when his wife Veer Kunwari dies when Meera is about 10-11yrs old. He is too engaged in fierce battle all through against the Mughals. Meera is his only child and Ratan Singh would do anything for her.
Raidasji, was a prominent saint in the early 15th Century. He actually belonged to a family of of shoemakers, people who worked with leather- and hence was part of the lowest strata in the caste system- the Shudras.. However, he became a disciple of Ramananda, another famous saint of that time. Raidasji was an important supporter of the Vaishanava bhakti movement, and wrote and explained about the cult of Vaishnavism. Meera was one of the followers of Raidasji. It is he who initiated her into the Bhakti movement. And even as a child, it was Raidasji who gives Meera the Krishna idol which she carries with her throughout her life. Raidasji had a great influence on Meera- and was mentor and guide through her life.
Role: Rao Doodaji
Rao Doodaji is King of Medatha - he was a brave and powerful king with an imposing personality. Rao Dooda was a true warrior and spent most part of his life fighting wars especially against the Mughals. He was immensely fond of Meera, and would always pamper her. He too was a Krishn Bhakt, and was highly respected even by great saints and gurus who were regular visitor to his palace.
Role: Rana Vikram Aditya
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