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Saint Kabir Das, is one of the great personality of the Bhakti movement in North India.

He was born in Year 1398 A.D. He is one of the medieval Indian saints of
Bhakti and Sufi movement. Kabir immensely contributed to the Bhakti Movement and is considered a pioneer of Bhakti. Tradition tells us that Swami Ramanand was his Guru (a teacher). Kabir's life was centred around Kashi, also called Banaras. Legend says that he was actually the son of a Brahmin widow who abandoned him and that he was found by a Muslim weaver named Niru, who adopted the boy and taught him the weaver's trade.

Kabir through his couplets not only reformed the mindset of common villagers
and low caste people but give them self confidence to question Brahmins. Kabir was in fact first person to go against Brahmins. Kabir believed in selfsurrender and God's bhakti. The Kabirpanthis follow a lite of singing the praises of God, prayers and a simple and pure life of devotion. Kabir recommends ceaseless singing of God's praises. He virtually suggests withdrawal from the world. Kabir is a firm advocate of ahimsa. His doctrine extends even to the nondestruction of flowers