Born : 1398 Varanasi, India
Died : 1518 CE
A full description about Kabir is found in the following link.
Leaving Lucknow, Meher Baba and his men proceeded to Raxaul which a frontier station on the Nepalese border. They discovered that they had missed the entry date by a few days. Baba had sent telegrams to various government authorities, but permission was not granted.
Leaving Lucknow, they proceeded to Raxaul which a frontier station on the Nepalese border. They discovered that they had missed the entry date by a few days. Baba had sent telegrams to various government authorities, but permission was not granted.
They then decided to proceed to Maghar (via Gorakhpur) and visit the tomb of the renown poet and Perfect Master Kabir, staying for 2 days. Baba had the men feed 50 poor people here, all the surplus provisions were distributed which made their luggage considerably lighter.
There are 2 tombs for Kabir in the Maghar, one for the Hindus and one for the Muslims.
Baba had to intervene on a quarrel here between 2 groups of travelling sadhus (spiritual aspirants). He told them sternly on how to behave when one lives the life of a pilgrim.
*They left Maghar for Cawnpore ( Kanpur ) some 200 miles / 320 Kms away. When they arrived in Cawnpore, it took them awhile riding in a tonga to find a suitable place to stay at a dhamashala (rest house). They later went to the local bathing steps by tram cars to bathe in the Ganges River.
2 references used to write the account of this trip have different versions on how Baba and his men went from
Maghar to Cawnpore.
The Lord Meher book & On-line versions having a horse tonga transporting 6 men including the
driver, 200 miles / 320 Kms in a couple of days. That is not possible.
It is not stated
how many days they stayed in Maghar.
The only viable option was that they took the
train at Maghar for Cawnpore via Basti, Mankapur, Faizabad
( Ayodhya ) and Lucknow.
The account in Ramjoo's Diary only stated "From here the party came to Cawnpore".
There are two temples dedicated to Kabir located in Benares. One of them is maintained by Hindus, while the other by Muslims. Both the temples practise similar forms of worship where his songs are sung daily. Other rituals of aarti and distributing prasad are similar to other Hindu temples. The followers of Kabir are vegetarians and abstain from alcohol.