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Sant Kabir Academy And Research Centre : Maghar,Uttar Pradesh

Sant Kabir Academy And Research Centre : Maghar,Uttar Pradesh

President Ram Nath Kovind recently inaugurated the Sant Kabir Academy and Research Centre under Swadesh Darshan Yojana at Maghar (Uttar Pradesh).

  • Sant Kabir Das was a very renowned saint, poet and social reformer of India who lived during the 15th century.
  • His esteemed works and poems describe the greatness and oneness of the Supreme Being.
  • He was a proponent of the Bhakti Movement.
  • He did not believe in any religious discrimination and readily accepted all the religions.
  • A religious community known as ‘Kabir Panth’ was founded by him and the members of this forum are referred to as ‘Kabir Panthis’.
  • Swami Ramananda influence: Kabir Das’ ideologies were greatly influenced by Vaishnava saint Swami Ramananda who accepted Kabir as his disciple.
  • His famous literary works:
    • Bijak, Sakhi Granth, Kabir Granthawali and Anurag Sagar.
    • 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.
    • The hallmark of Sant Kabirdas’ work consists of his two line couplets, popularly known as ‘Kabir Ke Dohe’.

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