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Name- Kabir Das

DOB- uncertain (1398 or 1440 CE) Lahartara near Kashi 

Known as- Indian mystic poet and saint

Father- Neeru Das

Mother- Neema Devi

Death- Uncertain (1448 or 1518 CE) Maghar

 


 

About Kabir Das-

Kadir Das was an Indian mystic poet and saint in 15th-century. He was writings influenced Hinduism's Bhakti movement and his verses are found in Sikhism's scripture Adi Granth. He was belonged to a Muslim family. But he was strongly influenced by his teacher, the Hindu bhakti leader Ramananda. There is no data in history that cleared the birth year of Kabir Das. According to some sources Kabir was lived approx. 1398–1448 and some other sources said 1440–1518 Kabir was lived.  According to one version, Kabir was born to a Brahmin unwed mother in Varanasi, by a seedless conception and delivered through the palm of her hand. But baby Kabir was picked up then raised by a Muslim family. According to the Indologist Wendy Doniger, Kabir was born into a Muslim family and various birth legends attempt to "drag Kabir back over the line from Muslim to Hindu. Kabir was widely believed to have become one of the many disciples of the Bhakti poet-sant Swami Ramananda in Varanasi, known for devotional Vaishnavism with a strong bent to monist Advaita philosophy teaching that God was inside every person, everything.

 

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Kabir Das composed poems in a pithy and earthy style, fused with imagery. His poems were in vernacular Hindi, borrowing from various dialects including Avadhi, Braj, and Bhojpuri. Literary works with compositions attributed to Kabir include Kabir BijakKabir ParachaiSakhi GranthAdi Granth, and Kabir Granthawali . The most in depth scholarly analysis of various versions and translations are credited to Charlotte Vaudeville, the 20th century French scholar on Kabir. Some commentators suggest Kabir's philosophy to be a syncretic synthesis of Hinduism and Islam, but scholars widely state that this is false and a misunderstanding of Kabir.

The album No Stranger Here by Shubha Mudgal, Ursula Rucker draws heavily from Kabir's poetry. Kabir's poetry has appeared prominently in filmmaker Anand Gandhi's films Right Here Right Now (2003) and Continuum. Pakistani Sufi singer Abida Parveen has sung Kabir in a full album.

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