Every year to mark the birth anniversary of Kabirdas, Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti is celebrated. He was a renowned poet, saint, and a social reformer. Kabir was a mystic whose writings highly influenced the people who lived in the 15 century.
Kabirdas conveyed the true meaning of life to people through his simple writings. The special day is celebrated by the people across India and countries abroad. The great poems and works of Kabirdas designate the coherence and immensity of the Supreme Being. The poet became a disciple of the Hindu Bhakti saint Ramananda despite his Islamic background.
This year Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti falls today on June 17. As per a website, this is approximately the 642nd birth anniversary of Sant Kabirdas. According to the traditional Hindu calendar, the day falls in the full moon day of the Jyeshta month.
Kabirdas Jayanti is usually observed either in the month of May or in the month of June every year as per the Gregorian calendar.
The day is celebrated with much fervor and enthusiasm and vigor across the nation where followers of Kabirdas read the great poems written by him. At some places, seminars are organized to make his followers understand the importance of his great teachings. Varanasi is the birthplace of the great poet and the special day is celebrated in a grand manner.
The hallmark of Kabir’s work consists of his two line couplets which are popularly known was Kabir Ke Dohe. His writings include Bijak, Sakhi Granth, Kabir Granthawali and Anurag Sagar. If history is to be believed, the major part of his work was collected by the fifth Sikh guru, Guru Arjan Dev. Also, his writings have been incorporated in Guru Granth Sahib.