Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti – Birthday – May 7



Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti is the birth anniversary of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) – Nobel Laureate - poet, novelist, musician, painter and playwright. The Jayanti celebrations are annually held on May 7. In 2017, it is the 156th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore.

He was a freedom fighter, educational reformist through experimental school at Shantiniketan, painter, musician, novelist but it is his poetry that caught the imagination of his country men and world.

He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913 for Gitanjali.

The best way to know Rabindranath Tagore is take any of his poems and read it.

Here is one his poems - 
Go not to the temple to put flowers upon the feet of God,
First fill your own house with the Fragrance of love...
Go not to the temple to light candles before the altar of God,
First remove the darkness of sin from your heart...
Go not to the temple to bow down your head in prayer,
First learn to bow in humility before your fellowmen...
Go not to the temple to pray on bended knees,
First bend down to lift someone who is down-trodden...
Go not to the temple to ask for forgiveness for your sins,
First forgive from your heart those who have sinned against you.

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