Kabirdas Jayanti 2023: Date, History, Life History of Sant Kabir Das

Kabirdas Jayanti marks the birth anniversary of Saint Kabir Das who was an Indian mystic poet and saint. It is believed that he was brought up by Muslim parents but was later influenced by the Hindu bhakti leader Ramananda and became a disciple of his. He wrote many poems and dohas and his work was an inspiration for all, regardless of their religion, caste or community. The writings of Sant Kabir inspired the Bhakti movement of Hindus and at the same time, his verses can also be found in the Sikh’s scripture Guru Granth Sahib. Kabirdas Jayanti is celebrated every year with great enthusiasm among his followers, also called as Kabir Panthis who are spread all over the world. Those who want to know more about Kabirdas Jayanti 2023 like its significance, celebration, etc can find the same in this article.

Kabirdas Jayanti 2023 Overview

Event Kabirdas Jayanti 2023
Also known as Kabir Jayanti, Kabir Prakat Diwas
Date 4th June 2023
Day Sunday

Date of Kabirdas Jayanti 2023

According to the Hindu calendar, Kabirdas Jayanti falls on the full moon day of the Jyeshta month every year. In the Gregorian calendar, this day usually falls either in the month of May or June. Calculated as per the Hindu calendar, Kabirdas Jayanti 2023 will be observed on June 4, Sunday.

Kabir Jayanti is observed as a regional holiday in the states of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Chhattisgarh. Public offices, banks, schools and most private offices observe a day off on the occasion of Sant Kabir Das.

Life History of Saint Kabir Das

Not very much is known about the birth of Kabir Das and there are many theories and beliefs related to it. Some historians believe that Kabir was born in 1398 CE and died in 1448 CE whereas other favor his birth in 1440 CE and death in 1518 CE. Similarly, there is a dispute about his early life where some believe that he was born to a Hindu mother and later brought up by Muslim parent while others claim he was born into a Muslim family itself.

According to a legend, Kabir was born to a Brahmin unwed mother in Varanasi, by a seedless conception and delivered through the palm of her hand. When she abandoned him in a basket floating in a pond, he was picked up and raised by a Muslim family. However, the theory presented in this legend is rejected by modern historians and it is believed that Kabir was born and brought up in a family of Muslim weavers. Some also say that Kabir appeared on a lotus flower in the lake Lahartara.

Kabir wrote many poems and dohas based mainly on devotion, mysticism and discipline, through which he tried to convey the true meaning of life. Written in a very simple language, his dohas have also been a part of school curriculum. He was also the founder of Kabir Panth, a community who spreads the teachings and preaches of Sant Kabir in the whole world. Its members are known as Kabir Panthis.

In addition to being important to the Hindu and Muslim community, Kabir and his work also play a major role in Sikhism and it is said that Guru Arjun, the fifth guru of Sikhs, collected his writings and formed them into the scripture of Sikhs.

Kabirdas Jayanti Celebration

Celebrations and festivities are held at many temples on the occasion of Kabirdas Jayanti. There are two temples in Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), one Hindu and another Muslim, both devoted to Sant Kabir. His jayanti is celebrated with super excitement in these temples and followers of Kabir from different parts of the country visit these temples and take part in aarti, poem reciting and other activities observed in this temple. Pooja and aarti are observed in other temples as well. Special prasad is made on the day of Kabirdas Jayanti in temples and distributed among his devotees.

Many charitable work are also performed by his followers Kabir Panthis on the day of Kabir Jayanti. Activities like play based on kabir’s work, singing and dancing based on his poems, etc are carried out in many schools and colleges in the celebration of his birth anniversary. Seminars are also organized and the teaching of Sant Kabir are recited by his followers to provide some enlightenment to people about the life and work of Sant Kabir Das.

Frequently Asked Questions

When do we celebrate Kabirdas Jayanti?

We’ll celebrate the Kabirdas Jayanti 2023 on 4th June.

When was Kabir born?

It is believed the Saint Kabirdas was born in the year 1398 A.D.

Do we celebrate kabir jayanti on same day every year?

It is celebrated on the full moon day of Jyeshtha.

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  1. Chetan Kumar Nandan

    It is not Kabir Jayanti but Kabir Prakat Diwas because Lord Kabir did not got birth from the womb of any mother, if so then what was the name of her mother and father because we all know that lord kabir was got by Neeru and Neema at Lahartara pond. Lord Kabir appeared on a lotus of Lahartara pond in Kashi where a disciple of Ramanand was sitting for meditation. He was witness to this incident when lord Kabir descended to earth from his eternal place Satlok.

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