Rajasthan Kabir Yatra is a travelling music festival that will travel throughout Rajasthan, providing a space for musicians, artists, scholars, students, and seekers to immerse themselves in the voices of Bhakti and Sufi saint-poets such as Kabir, Mira, and Bulleh Shah, challenging and dissolving caste, class, religion, and identity.
This Yatra is based on the last two iterations of the Rajasthan Kabir Yatra, which took place between 2012 and 2016.
Sant Kabir Jayanti in the year 2022: Kabir Das’ verses were written in basic, understandable Hindi terms, but they had a significant influence.
Sant Kabir Das, a 15th-century mystical poet, is still relevant today with his ageless dohas that inspire people to think about life, self, and society as a whole. Kabir’s birth is still shrouded in mystery, and it’s uncertain whether he was born as a Muslim or a Hindu. According to experts, Kabir’s worldview centred around the nirguna form of God, or God without form.
On the occasion of his birthday, here are some of the mystic saint’s and poet’s most inspiring words and statements.
Initiated by filmmaker Shabnam Virmani in 2002 as an artist-in-residency at the Srishti Institute of Art, Design & Technology in Bangalore, India, the Kabir Project has been housed here ever since, with core contributions being provided by Smriti Chanchani (art & design), Vipul Rikhi (writing & translations), Prashant Parvataneni (project assistance) & Psalm Paul (technical & admin support).
The work of the Kabir Project was awarded the Sadbhavana Award by the Vishwagram Trust in Mahua, Gujarat in June 2017 for contributing to interfaith understanding in the country and the Chishti Harmony Award, New Delhi in December 2013.
I personally love listening to Kabir Yatra’s songs on YouTube and I would suggest you do the same.
Kabir Das’ verses were written in basic, understandable Hindi terms, but they had a significant influence. His work was influenced by the Bhakti movement and focused on devotion, mysticism, and discipline. Guru Arjan Dev, the fifth Sikh guru, incorporated much of Kabir’s work into the Sikh scripture Guru Granth Sahib. Bijak, Sakhi Granth, Kabir Granthawali, and Anurag Sagar are some of Kabir Das’ works.