Guru Ravidas was a poet-saint, social reformer, and spiritual figure who founded the Ravidassia religion. Known for his role in the Bhakti movement, it is believed that Guru Ravidas was born in the 1450s in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi.
This year will mark his 644th birth anniversary. Bhagat Ravidas or Guru Ravidas belonged to an underprivileged family in Seer Goverdhanpur, Uttar Pradesh. He was one of the first few people who waged a war against the caste system.
Guru Ravidas was Meera Bai's spiritual guide and is also said to have contributed 41 devotional poems and songs in the Guru Granth Sahib.
Ravidas Jayanti date and time
February 27, 2021
Purnima Tithi starts at 03:49 PM on February 26, 2021, and ends at 01:46 PM on February 27, 2021.
Ravidas Jayanti pooja and celebration
Ravidas Jayanti is celebrated by a large number of followers. People start by taking a holy bath and then performing a special aarti to seek the blessings of the eminent Guru. At the Shri Guru Ravidass Janam Asthan Mandir, a large number of people gather to celebrate the festival. Followers also dress up as Guru Ravidas to take part in 'Nagar Kirtan', which has a great significance on the auspicious day.
(To receive our E-paper on whatsapp daily, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)