Biography of Lalla Ded

Muslim saint and mystic poet Lalleshwari (also known as Lalla Ded) was the author of the first compositions in the Kashmiri language. She composed mystic poems called Lal Vakhs and inspired several Kashmiri Sufis, including probably the most well-known of them, Sheikh Noor-ud-din Wali. Lalleshwari was married at the age of 12. The following 12 years passed in an unhappy marriage, and then she devoted her whole life to the god Shiva.

Born: 1320
Pandrethan, Kashmir


Lalla Ded death: 1392