Kabirvad is situated on the banks of river Narmada which sees the Arabian Sea, near Bharuch in the state of Gujarat. Kabirvad literary means the Banyan Tree in name of poet and philosopher Saint Kabir. Kabirvad binges in over 3.5 acres. It is alleged that the original tree raised up with the touch of Saint Kabir or probably nurtured up from an olden brush called datum.
History of Kabirvad
Many folklores flourish about the birth, life and death of Kabir, one of India’s record quoted poets and spiritualists. Hence, Kabirvad is dedicated to the famed Indian poet-saint Kabir. Kabirvad is jam-packed of Vad (Banyan) trees and the extraordinary fact is that all of these have originated from a datun (a twig used for brushing the teeth in olden times in India) stick that was thrown here by the saint. A single tree has over years thrived into a tree with numerous trunks and spread in over 2.5 acres of land. It is almost impossible to find the original tree from the group of trees that form the entire Kabirvad. Roots of a single tree have covered the huge area that is presently famed as Kabirvad. The tree never aged and slowly and steadily multiplied in number.
How to reach Kabirvad
It is a 15 minutes boat ride to reach the other side of the river where Kabirvad is based and later one has to walk a distance of about one km to reach the magnificent place.
It is a small and historical iland situated on the banks of the holy river Narmada. It is a religious as well as a picnic spot that attracts numerous tourists around the year. The main tree from which the entire Kabirvad is formed is believed to be nearly 600 years old, however, no one can recognize it.
There is an old temple dedicated to Saint Kabir and it is marvellously shaped in the form of Lotus. Apart from that, lies a simple museum in the premise that helps give the insight into this amazing place. n
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