The birth anniversary of Guru Ravidas is celebrated with great devotion in some places in India like Punjab, Haryana, and Himachal Pradesh. Celebrating his birth anniversary is celebrated in most places throughout India as well, and with great love and joy, his birth anniversary is dedicated to Guru Ravidas.
According to the Hindu calendar, the festival of Guru Ravidas Jayanti is celebrated on Magh Purnima, which falls on the full moon day of the month of Magh (January – February). Guru Ravidas Jayanti also has a holiday in some places like Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, and Haryana. And in these places, Guru Ravidas Jayanti is celebrated with great respect, love, and happiness among all the people.
Guru Ravidas was born in a nearby village of Varanasi. Guru Ravidas was born on Sunday on the day of Magha Purnima in the year 1433. Guru Ravidas’s father’s name was ‘Rahu,’ and mother’s name was ‘Karmabai.’ Guru Ravidas is one of the very special and selected great men of India. He gave his life for all people’s welfare and motivated all people to follow the good path.
History of Guru Ravidas Jayanti
Guru Ravidas Ji is a famous great man and very honorable. Guru Ravidas Ji is also called Guru Raidas by all the devotees of him. Guru Ravidas was a saint-poet of the Bhakti movement.
Guru Ravidas was born into a Chamar caste family, and caste discrimination was very much during Guru Ravidas’s time. And at that time, the Chamar caste was considered a low caste. Guru Ravidas lived his life religiously and traditionally by not paying attention to caste discrimination but with his right path and good passion. And motivated all the caste discrimination people and asked them not to pay attention to caste.
In Guru Ravidas, people were asked only to follow the good path throughout his life and motivated people in a very good way to remove caste discrimination. Guru Ravidas Ji also led the Bhakti movement to remove the wrong thinking about caste discrimination and casteism in society. Guru Ravidas spent his life living in simple living and always made the people aware that they should be in love and live with brotherhood, not by caste discrimination.
Guru Ravidas Ji was also a poet, and He inspired society a lot with his poems and philosophies. And also tried to awaken among people to live together with everyone and live happily without thinking about any caste discrimination. Guru Ravidas was more popular in some special places, and those places are Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, etc.
Ravidas Ji also said that God is everywhere and formless. And meditation and worship of God can be done anywhere. The end of God is in everyone, and we are all children of God. That is why all God can be worshiped anywhere; we have true intentions for God. Guru Ravidas said that everything is equal and no one is smaller or bigger than anyone.
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Significance of Guru Ravidas Jayanti
Guru Ravidas was a very good, optimistic, and well-thought person. And by his great works, people were taught to live in love and brotherhood very well. Therefore, even today, Guru Ravidas Jayanti is celebrated with great respect and devotion by remembering his great works.
According to Hindus’ beliefs, it is also said that for the welfare and good life of the people, God gave birth to Guru Ravidas Ji on this earth. Guru Ravidas really made many people’s lives and gave them the right education of life with his great social work. Guru Ravidas was very happy in his work, and he also did religious work with great devotion.
Guru Ravidas Ji also tried to change the thinking of those who believed in caste discrimination with his great love and soft nature. And he gave a very good message that instead of being discriminated against by caste, they live in love and happiness. This idea of caste discrimination and such thinking never allows people to live with happiness and love among themselves. All the teachings of Guru Ravidas are also called ‘Ravidasia Panth.’
Guru Ravidas Ji was a great man and a great social reformer. And they were also very intelligent and knowledgeable. Guru Ravidas Ji was also a devotee of Lord Rama and often sang hymns of Lord Rama. Guru Ravidas also inspired people towards God and taught everyone that God made us all and not humans. And gave many such good lessons to the people and had made the good lives of many people of that time.
Why we Celebrate Guru Ravidas Jayanti?
Guru Ravidas was a great man, great philosopher, a great poet, and social welfare. Many people were successful in their lives and lived a happy life by learning many good teachings and good motivations from Guru Ravidas.
Guru Ravidas, a great man who made people’s lives so happy, educated, and successful and added so many valuable things to people’s lives.
Guru Ravidas Ji spent his entire life giving people good and correct teachings to avoid caste discrimination and made several efforts to avoid social discrimination. Always inspired everyone to live peacefully and lovingly in harmony with each other. Guru Ravidas also worked to make shoes and slippers and always lived his life with simplicity.
That is why even today, Guru Ravidas Jayanti is celebrated with great love and respect among all Hindus in our country of India. And on this day of his birthday, all the people offer this day to Guru Ravidas with full enthusiasm and respect.
How to Celebrate Guru Ravidas Jayanti
On the occasion of Guru Ravidas Jayanti, among all Hindus, his devotees bathe in the holy river and go to this place of his birth or place a framed picture of Guru Ravidas and Remembering him on this day remembers his life with great enthusiasm and love.
On this day, All the people get inspired by reading the lessons given by Guru Ravidas on his birthday. Remembering his great events and great works of life learns from his Philosophies and poems. And by remembering all his good work done on this day and being inspired by all of those good lessons, we give Greetings and be thankful to Guru Ravidas.
In that way, on the day of Guru Ravidas Jayanti, all the people wholeheartedly and respectfully offer this day to Guru Ravidas and celebrate this day with great devotion and respect. Guru Ravidas Jayanti is very special for Sikh people, and on this day, prayer and worship to Guru Ravidas and give thanks to Guru.
Places where Guru Ravidas Jayanti is Celebrated
- Himachal Pradesh
- Uttar Pradesh
- Madhya Pradesh
When is Guru Ravidas Jayanti in 2021?
In 2021, Guru Ravidas Jayanti will be on the date of 27 February, and the day will be Saturday.