Kabir was a fifteenth-century Indian saint and mystic poet, whose works impacted Bhakti movement of Hinduism. The sacred text Guru Granth Sahib of Sikhism contains his verses. The detail of Kabir's birth are unknown.
A few sources support 1398 as the time of his origin to the world while others believe his birth around 1440. As indicated by one legend about him, he was born to a Brahmin unwed mother in Varanasi by faultless origination who at that point surrendered the baby.
A Muslim pair without a child is said to have received the infant and raised him as their own. However, present-day students of history express that there is no recorded confirmation to help this legend. As indicated by the Indologist Wendy Doniger, Kabir was naturally conceived and was brought up by a Muslim family.
Kabir grew up to be a spiritual young fellow and is accepted to have turned into a devotee of Swami Ramananda, the Bhakti poet-saint in Varanasi. The Swami was known for reverential Vaishnavism with a solid twisted to monist Advaita logic, and he showed that God was inside each and everything. He formed verses prolifically, and his works mirror his particular all-inclusive perspective of spirituality. As indicated by him, life is an exchange of two profound standards.
One is the individual soul (Jivatma), and the other is God (Paramatma), and salvation is the way toward bringing into union these two heavenly standards. His lyrics were in vernacular Hindi, written in a gritty style, packed with symbolism.
There were components acquired from different dialects including Bhojpuri, Avadhi, and Braj in his compositions. His verses, for the most part, are tunes called padas and rhymed couplets called dohas that secure different parts of life and require an existence of nobility spent in the cherishing dedication of God. His verbally made lyrics out of knowledge were called "banis".
The lines which he orally created in the fifteenth century were imparted viva voce through the seventeenth century. A standout amongst the most well-known accumulations of his works, 'Kabir Bijak' was first time aggregated and recorded in the seventeenth century. Other abstract works with pieces ascribed to Kabir incorporate 'Kabir Granthawali,' (Rajasthan) 'Kabir Parachai,' 'Adi Granth' (Sikh) and 'Sakhi Granth.' Distinctive adaptations of these works exist. Kabir included with the Sant Mat, an approximately related gathering of educators that wound up noticeably prominent in the Indian subcontinent from about the thirteenth century.
The fundamentals of the Sant Mat depended on an internal, cherishing commitment to a divine principle that left from the subjective refinements of the Hindu rank framework.As per some legends, Kabir drove an existence of celibacy and never wedded.
Notwithstanding, different sources recommend that he was likely hitched to a lady called Dhania and had two kids—a child named Kamal and a girl named Kamali. As respect to his personal life, the details of his getting deceased are also unknown.
He passed away in either 1448 or 1518. Following the considerable holy person's passing, his adherents conveyed forward his inheritance by shaping the Kabir Panth as a group of Sant Mat. The Kabir Panth remembers him as its founder and the supporters watch sacredness and immaculateness in their everyday lives and conduct as educated by Kabir. The Bijak is among sacred books of the Kabir Panth order.