Jab Mein Tha Tab Hari Nahin‚ Ab Hari Hai Mein Nahin,
Sab Andhiyara Mit Gaya‚ Jab Deepak Dekhya Mahin

The Samadhi Mandir

The mortal remains of the saint (there were some ‘flowers’ that were all that was left of his body) when his soul renounced his body in Magahar to enter into a timeless, endless union with God, are preserved in a samadhi (shrine) in Kabirchaura. A grand temple has been erected there. The samadhi-mandir had been made on the orders of Raja Veerdev Singh Ju Baghel, the ruler of Kashi. This samadhi-mandir is situated on the place where Sant Kabir used to meditate, and praise and worship the Almighty. The cornerstone at the samadhi-mandir reads as follows:

“This temple is built by Maharaja Veerdev Singh in the year 1578 of the Vikram Samvat calendar as per the orders and directions of Acharya Shri Suratigopal Sahab, and the cost of which came to Rupees 3,887, 6 Anna, and 3 Paisa.”

Later this samadhi-mandir was given a grand and elegant shape in 1933 AD by the 21st Acharya of the Math, Acharya Ram Vilas Sahab, with the help and donations from the devotees and disciples of the Feeji Suba. This samadhi-mandir is built on 1600 square feet (40 X 40) of land in a square shape with baluwa stones. The chauki (the part of the temple just outside the main entrance and running across the periphery of the temple) is done in black and white marble and the temple’s ghanta-ghar is made of beautifully carved stone. The temple’s roof is considered a unique and outstanding piece of architecture. The temple’s dome and minaret are evidence of rare works of architecture and workmanship. The samadhi-mandir’s courtyard is now used for holding special ceremonies.