Satguru Kabir Saheb was found floating on a lotus leaf at Lahartara, Varanasi. His Guru was Ramanand and one of his well known disciple was Dharam Das. Satguru Kabir Saheb had passed on 42 names (Nam) for the Panth,known to us as Acharya or Hajur Saheb. When an Acharya is inaugurated they give up their name and take on the name allocated by Satguru Kabir Saheb.
Vijay Das Shastri was appointed as the eighteenth Acharya and took on the nam of Panth Shri Hajur 1008 Ardhnam Saheb. His Guru is His Holiness Panth Shri 1008 Uditnam Saheb.
His Holiness Panth Shri Hajur 1008 Uditnam Saheb was the sixteenth name allocated by Satguru Kabir Saheb, It was his vision to build and renovate the birth place of Kabir Saheb, known today as Sadguru Prakatya Dham, Kabir Bagh, Lahartara.
As Acharya(Hajur Saheb) they hold the highest seat of all, all of the Mahants are inaugurated by an Acharya in a ceremony known as Chadar Vidhi,where they are given a hat, a certificate and blessings.
A lot of the scriptures were written in Sanskrit and Hindi. This century has seen those scriptures translated into English and with the invention of the internet these scriptures have been available world wide. We know our past but sometimes struggle with the present. Our Current Acharya( Hajur Saheb) has vowed to pass on the teachings round the world, especially to the young
His Holiness recently visited United Kingdom and Trinidad His first ever visit outside of India, and intends to to visit again and more countries. His Holiness is committed to completing the work of his Guru to make the Birth place of Kabir Saheb accessible to all devotees round the world.
So you have now read and heard about Sadguru Kabir Saheb, itís time to visit and see for yourself the marvel of Lahartara Varanasi.
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