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Kabir das jayanti

Sat 26 Jun, 2021

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Recently, Sant Kabir Das Jayanti was observed on 24th June, 2021 to mark the birth anniversary of Sant Kabirdas.

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  • Sant Kabir Daswas born in the city of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. He was a 15th century mystic poet, saint and social reformer and a proponent of the Bhakti Movement.
  • Kabir Das' writings had a great influence on the Bhakti movement and includes titles likeKabir Granthawali, Anurag Sagar, Bijak, and Sakhi Granth.His verses are found in Sikhism's scripture Guru Granth Sahib.
  • The major part of his work was collected by the fifth Sikh guru, Guru Arjan Dev.

Bhakti Movement:

  • Beginning:The movement probably began in the Tamil region around the 6th and 7th century AD and achieved a great deal of popularity through the poems of the Alvars (devotees of Vishnu) and Nayanars (devotees of Shiva), the Vaishnavite and Shaivite poets.
  • The Alvarsand Nayanars travelled from place to place singing hymns in Tamil in praise of their gods.