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Kabir Chaura

Coordinates: 25°19′12″N 83°00′29″E / 25.320°N 83.008°E / 25.320; 83.008
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Dargah and Samadhi of great saint KABIR DAS.

Kabir Chaura is a locality in Varanasi, India. It is known as the place where the great mystic poet and saint Kabir grew up.[1] The word 'Chaura' is a distortion of 'Chauraha', literally meaning a four-way crossing (chau meaning "four"; raha meaning "way"). Kabir Chaura is also known as the home of Indian musicians and dancers Kishan Maharaj, Gopi Krishan, Samta Prasad and the brothers Rajan and Sajan Mishra.[2]


Surat Gopal, an immediate disciple of Kabir, was the founder of the Kabir Chaura maṭh (also known as bāp meaning "father") in Varanasi.[3] It conducted missionary activities in Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, and Bihar and had a branch located at Magahar.[3] It was dedicated to disseminating the teachings of Kabir.[3]


  1. ^ India Heritage Hub
  2. ^ Varanasi.org - Kabir Chaura
  3. ^ a b c Singh, Harbans (2011). The Encyclopedia of Sikhism. Vol. 2: E-L (3rd ed.). Punjabi University, Patiala. pp. 405–406.

25°19′12″N 83°00′29″E / 25.320°N 83.008°E / 25.320; 83.008