Pratap singh: devotee of krishna
The founder of hawa mahal sawai pratap singh was a great devotee of lord krishna. Lord govind was his cherished deity. He surrendered his kingdom to lord krishna.
He used to say, “Brijnidhi Brijras chakhayo jaane taasukh aagye raj kahari” which meant that for him nothing was before his lord govind, not even his kingdom. Pratap considered govind to be his ultimate saviour in all his difficult times and he believed, “jinke shree govind sahai, tih na ke chinta kre balai”. He used to workship govind dev ji on a daily basis and also used to offer him his words of devotion which were later complied in a book. Several such beautiful writings are safely preserved in City Palace of Jaipur.
Very famous texts namely ‘Pratap Prakash’ written on pratap singh by krishna datt a poet, also talks about his devotion towards lord Govind Dev JI .