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28th June 2018 marks 500 years since Sant Kabir took Samadhi, that is, he left the mortal world. To mark this occasion we are releasing this special episode on Baalgatha Podcast.
Kabir was a poet and saint who lived in Northern India in the 15th century. His writings have influenced Hinduism’s Bhakti movement and his verses are found in Guru Granth Sahib, the holy book of the Sikhs. His early life was in a Muslim family, but he was strongly influenced by his teacher Ramananda. it is not known when Kabir was born or died. Some historians favor 1398–1448 as the period Kabir’s life, while others favor 1440–1518.
Kabir also known as Kabir Das and Kabira, was born and brought up in a Muslim weavers family by Niru and Nima.
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Kabir was a poet and a musician and was one of the important saints of Hinduism. He is considered a Sufi saint by the Muslims.
Some legends assert that Kabir never married and led a celibate’s life, but is is widely agreed that Kabir was likely married. His wife probably was named Dhania, they had at least one son named Kamal and a daughter named Kamali. Kabir’s family is believed to have lived in the locality of Kabir Chaura in Varanasi.
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