Chokhamela could hear God calling to him. But at every temple the priests turned him away saying he was an 'untouchable'. When she was only five, Mirabai dedicated herself to Krishna. As she grew older she was persecuted for her single-minded devotion. Shankar Dev realised that worshipping God should be about love and joy, not fear. He wanted to spread his new way of worship across Assam despite facing stiff resistance from traditionalists. The path of bhakti requires that one be filled with a consuming love for God. The strength of this love become the guiding force in the devotee's life, taking him far away from all that is worldly.