Guru Ravidas Jayanti is the birthday of Guru Ravidas. It is celebrated as per the Hindu lunar calendar and hence the date changes every year. It falls on Magh Purnima, the full moon day in the month of Magh. This year is the 641st Birth Anniversary of Guru Ravidas. The day falls on January 31, 2018. People who follow Ravidassia religion celebrate the day with a procession and special prayers.
Time and muhurat of Ravidas Jayanti
Purnima Tithi Begins = 00:52 on 31/Jan/2018
Purnima Tithi Ends = 21:26 on 31/Jan/2018
About Guru Ravidas
Guru Ravidas was a North Indian mystic poet-sant of the bhakti movement during the 15th to 16th century CE. Venerated as a Guru (teacher) in the region of Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Maharashtra, the devotional songs of Ravidas made a lasting impact upon the bhakti movement. He was a poet-saint, social reformer and a spiritual figure. He is considered as the founder of 21st-century Ravidassia religion, by a group who previously were associated with Sikhism.
The life details of Ravidas are uncertain and contested. Most scholars believe he was born about 1450 CE, in a family that worked with dead animals and their skin to produce leather products, making them an untouchable Chamar caste. Tradition and medieval era texts state Ravidas was one of the disciples of the Brahmin bhakti saint-poet Ramananda.
Ravidas’ devotional songs were included in the Sikh Scriptures, Guru Granth Sahib. The Panch Vani text of the Dadupanthi tradition within Hinduism also includes numerous poems of Ravidas. Guru Ravidas Ji taught removal of social divisions of caste and gender, and promoted unity in the pursuit of personal spiritual freedoms.
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