Ramprasadi (Bengali: রামপ্রসাদী) is the songs composed by eighteenth century Bengali saint-poet Ramprasad Sen. They are usually addressed to Hindu goddess Kali and written in Bengali language.[1][2][3][4]


Ramprasad Sen was the first shakta poet to address Kali with such as intimate devotion and to sing of her as a tender loving mother or even as a little girl. He is credited with creating a new compositional form that combined the Bengali folk style of Baul music with classical melodies and kirtan. After him, a school of shakta poets continued the Kali-bhakti tradition. Krishna Chandra Roy, Siraj ud-Daulah, Rabindranath Tagore, Kazi Nazrul Islam were immensely inspired by the songs of Ramprasad.[1][2][3][4] Many of his songs were sung by famous Shyama sangeet singers like Dhananjay Bhattacharya, Pannalal Bhattacharya and Anup Ghoshal.

Incomplete list of songs


See also


  1. ^ a b "রামপ্রসাদের গলায় শ্যামাসংগীত শুনে কেঁদে ফেললেন বাংলার নবাব সিরাজ". nilkantho.in. 2019-10-27. Retrieved 2020-08-28.
  2. ^ a b "রামপ্রসাদের ভিটেয় কালীর কদর যেমন, সাধককবির আদরও ততটাই!". Ei Samay (in Bengali). Retrieved 2020-08-28.
  3. ^ a b Singing to the Goddess: Poems to Kali and Uma from Bengal, Ramprasad Sen, Translated by Rachel Fell McDermott (ISBN 0-19-513434-6)
  4. ^ a b History of Bengali Literature, Dr. Dulal Chakraborty, July - 2007, Bani Bitan. (Bengali)
  5. ^ "রামপ্রসাদের গানের তালিকা". onushilon.org. Retrieved 2022-08-19.