Know some interesting facts about Sant Ravidas on his 642th birth anniversary
Guru Ravidas Jayanti is being celebrated today. Sant Ravidas was a 14th-century saint and reformer of the Bhakti movement in North India. On the day, people who follow the Ravidas religion, take out a Nagar Kirtan procession with the saint’s portrait while chanting special prayers. On the day, lakhs of people converge at Shri Guru Ravidas Janam Asthan Mandir, Seer Goverdhanpur in Varanasi, where celebrations are held on a grand scale.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to Sant Ravidas on his birth anniversary. In a tweet, Mr Modi said, the precious and indelible message given by Sant Ravidasfor harmony, equality and social empowerment will continue to inspire people.
President Ram Nath Kovind has greeted fellow citizens on the occasion. In a message, Mr. Kovind said Guru Ravidas was among those who led the Bhakti movement in northern India and gave the message of peace, harmony and fraternity. He said, Guru Ravidas made people aware of the evils of discrimination and urged overcoming them. The President appealed to the countryman to follow his teachings, and strive to strengthen the virtues of humanity and social equity.
Maharashtra Chief Minister paid tributes to Sant Ravidas Maharaj on his birth anniversary. He tweeted: Paid tributes to Sant Ravidas Maharaj on his birth anniversary #RavidasJayanti in Mumbai. He said Sant Ravidas Maharaj was a preacher of universal brotherhood and humanism throughout his life. “If God actually resides in every human being, then it’s quite futile to segregate persons on the basis of castes, creeds and other such hierarchical social orders,.