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Sant Kabir Das Jayanti:

Context:

Kabirdas Jayanti, the birth anniversary of Sant Kabir Das is celebrated on Jyeshtha Purnima Tithi. This year it was on June 24.

Sant Kabir Das Jayanti
Sant Kabir Das Jayanti

about Kabir:

Sant Kabir Das was a very famous saint, poet and social reformer of India who lived during the 15th century. His esteemed works and poems describe the greatness and unity of the Supreme Being.

  • He was a supporter of Bhakti movement.
  • He did not believe in any religious discrimination and accepted all religions easily.
  • A religious community known as ‘Kabir Panth’ was founded by him and the members of this forum are called ‘Kabir Panthi’.
  • Swami Ramanand Effect: The ideology of Kabir Das was greatly influenced by the Vaishnava saint Swami Ramananda who accepted Kabir as his disciple.

His famous literary works:

  • Bijak, Sakhi Granth, Kabir Granthwali and Anurag Sagar.
  • His verses are found in the Guru Granth Sahib, the scripture of Sikhism.
  • The major part of his work was collected by the fifth Sikh Guru, Guru Arjan Dev.

The hallmark of the work of Sant Kabirdas is his two-line couplets, which are known as ‘Kabir ke couplets’.

 

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Instalinks:

Initial Link:

  • About Kabir Das
  • his literary works.
  • Bhakti Movement.
  • Major reformer of Bhakti movement.

Mains Link:

Discuss the importance of Bhakti movement.

Source: PIB.

 

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