Saint Kabir Das, the great poet and saint of India, who was born in the month of Jyestha on Purnima in the year 1440 lived upto the age of 120 years and died in 1518, is widely acknowledged as one of the great personality of the Bhakti movement in North India.
As Sain Kabir born in the month of Jyestha on Purnima, that's why Kabir Das Jayanti is celebrated every year with great enthusiasm by his followers and lovers on the Purnima of May or June (Hindi month of Jyestha).
There is a religious community known as Kabir Panth which is the follower of Kabir and preach him as they believe it is he who created ‘Sant math sects’. The people in the community are called Kabir Panthis and are spread all over India.
Kabir believed in equality of men and preached the religion of love for promoting unity among all castes and creeds.
He is one of the medieval Indian saints of Bhakti and Sufi movement whose compositions figure in Sikh Scripture, the Guru Granth Sahib.
From among all of them, Kabir's contribution is the largest, 227 Padas in 17 ragas and 237 slokas. Some of the great writings of the Kabir Das are Bijak, Kabir Granthawali, Anurag Sagar, Sakhi Granth etc.
It is considered that he got all his spiritual training from his Guru named, Ramananda, in his early childhood and one day, he became a well known disciple of the Guru Ramananda.
Kabir’s devotion, sincerity and good behaviour attracted many people including Hindus and Muslims.
As saint Kabir was not a literate person, but he expressed his views by composing small poems known as Kabir’s ‘Doha’.