Around 22 km from Gorakhpur on Lucknow-Gorakhpur (NH-28) road, in Sant Kabir Nagar, U.P., India
Winters- 4am-8pm, Summer- 4am-9pm, Satsang (devotional congregation) on every Sunday at 3pm-5pm, opens on all days
Throughout the year, specially during Maghar Mahotasava from Jan. 12th Jan.-16th every yearHow to reach
Road- Buses, taxis, are available from Gorakhpur Rail- Maghar Railway Station on NER Broad Gauge Railway Line but not all the trains stop here Air- Nearest Airport-Gorakhpur (28 km), Amausi (Lucknow) Airport-249 km
Maghar is associated with famous 15th century enlightened Saint, mystic poet and philosopher Kabir from Varanasi (Kashi). The town is located on the bank of Ami River. The Saint Kabir (1440-1518) lived & worked in Varanasi. Most of his beautiful poems, urging his countrymen to live in peace and religious harmony were composed here. He chose this place for his later years of life. Kabir,s burial place in Maghar attracts a large number of pilgrims from both the communities. Story goes like this that after his death (1518 AD) tussle took place between Hindus & Muslims over the issue of his last rites and when they lifted the cloth covering his body they found flowers instead of his dead body. They divided the flowers and performed the last rites as per Hindu & Muslim rituals simultaneously. His mazaar & Samadhisthal stand side by side & both these premises are interconnected. This is the unique example of co-existence of Hindu-Muslim harmony and the place is known as Sant Kabir Nirvana Asthali. A few yards away from Samadhishali, Kabir cave is situated where he used to mediate. The present façade and shape of cave were restored about hundred years ago. ‘Kabir-Dhuni’ and ‘Gorakh Talaiya’ are located about 1 km away from Samadhi, near Kasarwal village on National Highway-28. In 1965 these buildings have been declared as protected monuments by the state government and Kabir Research Institute has also been set up here. New premises are being developed on 26 acre of land. Every year Maghar Mahotaswa is organized by state government & Mandir Samiti to attract tourists.