Kabir Das Jayanti is celebrated as the birth anniversary of a mystic saint and poet named Kabir Das. He was born in 1440 and was extremely praised for his poetic skills. This day is celebrated on the JyeshthaPurnima (full moon day in the month of May-June), according to Hindu calendar.
In 2015, Padmini Ekadashi is commemorated on 2nd June 2015. This is approximately 638th Birth Anniversary of Sant Kabirdas.
Life of Kabir Das
According to legends, Kabir was born to a widow but left him near a river as she couldn’t take care of the baby without a husband. Later, he was taken home by a Muslim couple. As Kabir grew up, he considered himself neither Hindu nor Muslim. Though, sometimes he called himself a child of Allah (Muslim’s way of denoting God) and sometimes a child of RamaRama
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At the age of 5, Saint Ramananda started teaching him but he died when Kabir was 13, leaving him in a desolate and broken state. This was the first time, Kabir had experienced suffering which gave his mind a philosophical turn. The teachings that his teacher and his life taught, were later imbibed in his poetry. He wrote poems opposing the ills practices followed and promoted in the name of religion. He was a tradesman and earned money through that profession but he fulfilled his heart and soul through his poems.
Though he wrote about philosophies of life, but he chose simple language to express himself so that people could understand his writings. He wrote in languages like Avadhi, Braj and Bhojpuri.
He was a great influence in Bhakti Movement and his works include Bijak, SakhiGranth, kabirGranthawali and AnuragSagar. Such deep and true his thoughts were that they were also added in Guru Granth Sahib It is the religious text of Sikhs which they consider as their impersonal God. It has the teachings of all the ten Gurus. After the tenth Guru, Sikhs started praying and worshipping the sacred text. It has 1430 pages and was composed in between 1469 and 1708. It is a spiritual guide but not only for Sikhs but for all the humanity. It is believed to answer all the queries related to religion and morality. It is written in Gurumukhi script and is believed to be the word of God.
(sacred scripture of Sikh community). After producing quality of word, he died in 1518.
How to Celebrate Kabir Das Jayanti
Though there are no particular rituals to follow, people in schools and colleges may recite poetry written by him. Cultural events are organized at various places and competitions like reciting his ‘dohas’ (couplets) and explaining them take place. His poems are very intellectual and inspiring and listening to them can provide meaning to life.
Kabir was born in Varanasi and his old home has been transformed into an accommodation where scholars and students learn about Kabir. On Kabir Das Jayanti, people rejoice at his home which is now known as KabirMatha.