Maghar is a town and a nagar panchayat in Sant Kabir Nagar district in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Kabir, the 15th century poet-saint, who’s samadhi made by Hindus and mazaar by Muslims lie next to each other. In fact, Maghar was historically called ‘Margharan’, which means abduction on the way. As a result, no one wanted to come to the town. Once, a saint who was troubled by dacoits cursed the town saying, it will be a barren land which will yield nothing to loot. It is said that Kabir meditated here and it rained. That day onwards, Maghar was no more a barren land. Further, Kabir even decided to die in Maghar so that this belief about going to hell was broken.
It is believed that Kabir had sent a message that one should not blindly follow the practice of flocking to Varanasi to achieve moksha.
How to Reach:
Gorakhpur is the nearest Airport to reach Maghar.
Maghar is a small railway station. Few trains stop here. Other nearest railway stations are Basti and Gorakhpur.
Buses and Taxis are available to reach Maghar from Gorakhpur or from Basti.