Guru Ravidas Jayanti is the birthday of Guru Ravidass. It is celebrated on the full moon day of the Magh month. On this day, Amritbani Guru Ravidas Jayanti is read. Devotees take holy dip in the river to perform the rites. In the bhawans, his image is worshiped. Guru Ravidass ji was born in the end of the 14th Century in the Govardhanpur village in Uttar Pradesh. He was born to a very low-caste family, his family was considered as untouchables. People use to treat them very badly. At the time when he was born, the caste system was at a very high rate.
Guru Ravidass was the first one to teach people that everyone has equal human rights. He taught spirituality to everyone. He became the most important part of Bhakti Movement. He tried to bring forward the message of equality. He taught people the right of freedom and to free oneself from the caste system. Guru Granth Sahib is the most important part of a Sikh’s life. 41 of the devotional songs of Guru Ravidass is included in the Guru Granth Sahib. Meera Bai was a very devotional figure in Hindu religion. She was a devotee of Lord Krishna. She considered Guru Ravidass as his spiritual guru.
Guru Ravidass teachings are now considered as the Ravidassia religion. His devotees says that Guru Ravidass should also be treated as other saint. He lived before the first Guru of Sikh. It is believed that his teachings were studied by the Sikh Guru. Later there was a lot of conflict between the two religion. Both started blaming each other. To mark his birthday, procession carrying his portrait in the street especially in the Govardhanpur is a focal point for many devotees.