Saint Kabir - Times Music presents you songs of Saint Kabir. Saint Kabir (1440-1518) was a mystic poet from Varanasi of India. No one knows about his real parents. He was found and brought up by Niru and Nima, a Muslim weaver couple. No one knows his real name, but on the back of his hand, it was written in Arabic, as 'Kabir'. It is one of the 99 names of God as mentioned in the Holy Quran.One misty morning, just before dawn, the young boy waited on the steps near the banks of the river Ganges. A famous saint Ramananda, who was climbing back after the holy bath, found him touching his feet, just like a disciple. Since that was a holy day for initiation, he took the boy to his Ashram and taught him everything.Kabir led a life of a tradesman. He was a householder and mystic combined, and never gave up the worldly life altogether. Hundreds of poems are credited to his name, and though some are available in written form, most of them were passed down generation after generation of his disciples.
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