Ravidas Jayanti is the birthday of Saint Ravidas Ji who lived during the period of Kabirdas. He was born in 1450 in Kanshi village to Santokh Dass and Kalsa Devi. Ravidas belonged to Harijan family and was treated as untouchable. Ravidas was born in 1450 and his parents are Santokh Dass and Kalsa Devi. Ravidas’ wife’s name was Smt Lona Ji and his son was Vijay Dass Ji. Ravidas was a great saint as well as a poet and famous social reformer.guru ravidas ji died in 1520 A.D in Varanasi ( Date of Birth 1450 - Date of Death 1520).
Guru Ravidas Jayanti 2022 will be celebrated on Saturday, February 27, 202. This will be the 644th Birth Anniversary of saint Guru Ravidas.
Who was Guru Ravidas?
Today is also celebrated as Guru Ravidas Jayanti who was was the founder of the Ravidassia religion. People celebrate this day by reading the holy book Amritbani Guru Ravidass Ji. Some devotees also take a holy bath in Ganga to celebrate this anniversary.
History of Guru Ravidas Jayanti
Guru Ravidas was born at the end of the 14th century in Seer Govardhanpur village, Uttar Pradesh, India. He was born into a low caste family who were regarded as untouchables.
Guru Ravidas was one of the first people to argue that all Indians should have a set of basic human rights. He became an eminent figure in the Bhakti Movement and taught spirituality and tried to bring forward a message of equality message based on freedom from the oppression of the Indian caste system. 41 of his devotional songs and poems are included in the Sikh Scriptures, Guru Granth Sahib. Meera bai, a revered figure in Hindu spiritualism is said to have considered Guru Ravidas as her spiritual Guru.
The Guru's teachings now form the basis of the Ravidassia religion. Ravidassias believe that Guru Ravidas should be treated as a saint just like the other gurus, as he lived before the first Sikh Guru and his teachings were studied by the Sikh Gurus. In recent years, this has caused conflict with Sikhs and had led to Ravidassia breaking away from the orthodox Sikh structure. Sant Ravidas was born in Kashi Nagar on Sunday, 1433 AD, on the full moon day of Magha month. His father’s name was Raghu and mother’s name was Ghurvinia. Guruji was a disciple of Swami Ramanand. Ravidas Ji was of a saintly nature since childhood. At the age of 12, you used to worship him by making clay idols of Sita and Rama.
Guru Ravidas Jayanti is the annual focal point for Ravidassia religion. On this day, Guru Ravidas portrait are taken out on streets of temple complex accompanied by music and dance. Devotees take holy dip in the river to perform rites. In bhawans, Guru Ravidas image is worshiped. At Shri Guru Ravidas Janam Asthan Mandir, Guru Ravidas Jayanti is celebrated grandly every year with lakhs of devotees coming around the world.