20 000 poems attributed to her. Poems can be attributed to someone but weren’t actually written by her. Think there are 4 or 5 that are actually written by her. Others wrote attributing to her to get recognition. MiraSant Tradition – one who knows the truth Popular in North India (15th19thcentury)Mostly Vaisnava. Not segregated as much as in the South. Around the 15thcentury, some Sant poets created a hybrid form of bhakti called Nirguni-bhakti, or devotion to the formless Nirguna Brahman. This was largely for the sake of fostering communal harmony between Hindus and Muslims. More Muslims in the North than the South. Did not have a miraculous birth. Born into a royal Rajput family in Merta, Rajasthan (North West India) Warrior family. Often thought about as someone not on her best behavior. Few monuments for her in her hometown. As a child, she asked he mother who she would marry, and without thinking, her motherreplied “Lord Krisna”. Mira took this to heart and even though she was married ( a royal marriage) she continued to think of Krsna as her true husband. At her home, her inlaws tried to get her to abandon her worship for Krsna and replace itwith worship for their deity, Eklingi (an incarnation of Siva). Thought of her husband as more as a brother and Krsna as her true husband. Mira refused and continued to worship Krsna, even persuaded her husband to build a temple to Krsna on the property. When Mira’s husband died (early), Mira refused to act as a widow, because her true husband, Krsna, was alive.Did not do away with all symbolism of auspicious marriage. The brotherinlaw, in particular, was angered at Mira’s impudence and decided to poison her. Thought her shameful to his family.Each night, when Mira would drink the poison, Krsna would render it harmless. Krsna turns the cup of poison into nectar. At this point Mira decided to leave her legal husband’s family and became an ascetic, still devoted to Krsna, eventually went to a temple at Dvaraka.