Kabir Jayanti is an annual event that is observed in the honour of Sant Kabir Das. It is celebrated on the ‘Purnima’ (full moon day) during the month of ‘Jyesta’ in the traditional Hindu calendar. This occurrence falls during the months of May-June as per the Gregorian calendar. 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. Kabir Jayanti commemorates the birth anniversary of such distinguished poet and is celebrated with great enthusiasm and fervour in whole of India as well as abroad.

Sant Kabir Das

Sant Kabir Das

Rituals during Kabir Jayanti:

On the occasion of Kabir Jayanti, the followers of this great saint dedicate the day completely in his remembrance. On this day they recite poems of Sant Kabir Das and take lessons from his teachings. Various meetings and satsangs are held in different places. Sant Kabir Das is still alive in the heart of his followers or devotees who follow his sermons in his poems and two-line couplets known as ‘Kabir ke Dohe’. On Kabir Jayanti this day is elaborately celebrated in Varanasi, his birthplace. Religious sermons are held at Kabirchaura Mutt where religious and spiritual leaders preach his teachings to the common man. Special festivities are observed on Kabir Jayanti at various temples of Kabir in different parts of the country. In some places a procession called as ‘Shobhayatra’ is taken out that culminates at Kabir temple.

Important Timings On Kabir Jayanti

Sunrise09-Jun-2017 05:44 AM
Sunset09-Jun-2017 19:08 PM
Amavasya Tithi Begins 08-Jun-2017 16:16 PM
Amavasya Tithi Ends09-Jun-2017 18:39 PM
Approximately 640th Birth Anniversary of Sant Kabirdas
Place : Ujjain [ India ] Time Zone : IST (+05:30)

Significance of Kabir Jayanti:

According to the legends, Kabir Das was born to Muslim parents in the state of Uttar Pradesh. He turned to spirituality at a very tender age and he called himself as Lord Ram’s as well as Allah’s child. He did not believe in any religious discrimination and readily accepted all the religions. Sant Kabir Das propagated that there is the presence of same Supreme Being in all religions. Sant Kabir Das was a highly acclaimed poet of his time. His writings significantly influenced the Bhakti movement. Some of his famous writings include ‘Sakhi Granth’, ‘Anurag Sagar’, ‘Bijak’ and ‘Kabir Granthawali’. A religious community known as ‘Kabir Panth’ was founded by him and the members of this forum are referred as ‘Kabir Panthis’, implying the followers of Kabir Das. He was admired by individual of all faiths and his teachings are still alive and passed from generations.

Kabir Jayanti festival dates between 2014 & 2024

YearDate
2014Friday, 13th of June
2015Tuesday, 2nd of June
2016Monday, 20th of June
2017Friday, 9th of June
2018Thursday, 28th of June
2019Monday, 17th of June
2020Friday, 5th of June
2021Thursday, 24th of June
2022Tuesday, 14th of June
2023Sunday, 4th of June
2024Saturday, 22nd of June
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