Guru Ravidas Jayanti is the birthday of Guru Ravidas, who gave the lesson to the society by many meaningful wordings like “Mann changa to Kathoti me Ganga” which means that if the heart is pure of any of the people then Ganga River will be right in your bathtub of him. Ravidas Jayanti is celebrated according to the Hindu calendar so that the date changes every year. It falls on the full moon day in the month of Magh or on Magh Purnima and this year it is observed on 31 January. It is the 641st Birth Anniversary of Guru Ravidas on this year. Ravidassia religion People celebrate the day of Guru Ravidas Jayanti with a procession and special prayers. Apart from that Nagar Kirtan with guru’s portrait is taken on the streets temple. Devotees also take a holy dip in the river to perform rites.
Guru Ravidas was born in Varanasi and believed in Buddhism, Sikhism and Hinduism. He was Born in Varanasi in the 14th century, and he was leading figure in the Bhakti Movement. He left behind a great legacy and a 21st-century cult, Ravidassia, who follows Guru Ravidas teachings. His songs made a great impact on the devotion Movement.
Grand celebrations are held at Shri Guru Ravidas Janam Asthan Mandir, Seer Goverdhanpur in Varanasi and Guru Ravidas’s idol is worshipped, where the Ravidas Ji was born. Many of devotees arrive from all over the world at the temple of Varanasi to mark the occasion.
Guru Ravidas has taught that while doing work, if the Lord is remembered, then God himself will come to devotee’s mind like the waves of the Ganga and give the piece to the mind. A large number of devotees observed the prayers in the temple of the Sant Ravidas Ji. In the Amritbani Guru Ravidass Ji, Insightful teachings of Guru have been framed in the form of ‘Shabds’.