Guru Ravidas Jayanti is observed on 16th February this year. This year, the 645th birth anniversary of saint Guru Ravidas will be observed. Guru Ravidas is also known as Raidas, Rohidas and Ruhidas. Guru Ravidas was the well-known saint of the Bhakti Movement.
Guru Ravidas Jayanti Observances
Saint Guru Ravidas Jayanti Significance
Guru Ravidas was born in 1377 C.E. at Mandhuadhe in Varanasi(Kashi), Uttar Pradesh. There are also saying that Guru Ravidas was born on Magha Purnima (the full moon day in the month of Magh). That’s why his birth anniversary is celebrated on Magha Purnima as per the Hindu lunar calendar. It is an auspicious and very important day for the Ravidas’s followers.
His importance in Sikhism is denoted by the fact that 40 of his poems were included in the sacred scripture of the religion — the Adi Granth.
Guru Ravidas Well known Work
Ravidas was one of the earliest people who was known for equality. He opposed caste inequality and wanted communal harmony for everyone. He was a well-known social reformer and proposed a lot of new modifications to the Brahmin caste system in ancient India. He was Promoting personal and spiritual freedom, his thoughts were to abolish caste and gender division from society.
It is believed that his teachings were studied by Sikh Gurus as well.
As for his literary and spiritual legacy, it is believed that Guru Ravidas was the spiritual guide of prominent Bhakti movement poet — Meera Bai.
How to Celebrate Guru Ravidas jayanti
It is the most important day for the followers of the Ravidas and is celebrated by reading Amritbani Guru Ravidas Ji, changing the Nishaan Sahib, and carrying out Nagar Kirtans. Devotees also take a holy dip in the river to perform rites.
Guru Ravidas Jayanti Wishes and Messages
“Surrender yourself to the lord with your heart and soul. You will enjoy peace and pleasure. Happy Guru Ravidas Jayanti.”
“If your heart is pure, the water in your bathtub is holy water. You need not go anywhere to take a holy dip. Happy Guru Ravidas Jayanti.”
“Wish you and your family a very happy Guru Ravi Das Jayanti. May guruji shower his blessings on your entire family.”
“You show us the light of wisdom and drive away from the darkness of foolishness. Happy Guru Ravidas Jayanti.”
“Let no man in the world live in delusion. Without a Guru, none can cross over to the other shore. Happy Guru Ravidas Jayanti.”
“Never do wrong. Never think of doing wrong. Just walk on the path shown by Guru. Happy Guru Ravidas Jayanti.”
“Walk on the path of enlightenment, and spread the word of spiritualism everywhere you go. Wish you a very Happy Guru Ravidas Jayanti.”
“The teachings of Guru never fail. His word never goes wrong. He is the true source of light. Happy Guru Ravidas Jayanti.”
“On this day, my Guru was born. He is special and unique to me. Happy Guru Ravidas Jayanti to all.”
“Let’s together sing the bhakti songs and dance on the tunes of the devotional songs. Happy Guru Ravidas Jayanti to you all.”
“May you find solace from your spiritual Guru, Happy Guru Ravidas Jayanti.”