Guru Ravidas Jayanti 2022: History, Significance, Reason For Celebration & More

This year marks the 645th birthday of the great saint Ravidas, who is famed for his contributions to the Bhakti movement. Guru Ravidas Jayanti 2022 history, significance, the reason for celebration, & more details have been given below.

By Harkirpal Singh, Updated : Feb 16, 2022 10:33 IST
Guru Ravidas Jayanti 2022: History, Significance, Reason For Celebration & More
Guru Ravidas Jayanti history

Every year on Magh Purnima, Sant Ravidas Jayanti is honored, and this year it is being observed across the country today. This year marks the 645th birthday of the legendary saint Ravidas, who is famed for his contributions to the Bhakti movement.

His devotional melodies and verses, also known as Raidas, Rohidas, and Ruhidas, had a long-lasting impact on the Bhakti Movement. Ravidas Jayanti is particularly celebrated in North India, particularly in Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, and Punjab.

Around 40 of the poetry attributed to Ravidas were incorporated in the Adi Granth, Sikhism's sacred scripture. Ravidas is widely believed to have met Nanak, the first Guru, and founder of the Sikh tradition. Guru Ravidas Jayanti 2022 history, significance, the reason for celebration, &  other details are given below. 

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Guru Ravidas Jayanti 2022: History, Significance & Reasons For Celebration

Sant Ravidas was born into a poor family in Seer Goverdhanpur, Uttar Pradesh, in the 14th century.He was among the first to use his poetry and spiritual teachings to criticise the Indian caste system and spread the concept of equality. He was Sant Kabir's close friend and pupil, and he contributed 41 devotional poems and melodies to the Guru Granth Sahib. Guru Ravidas is regarded as the Ravidasia religion's founder. Guru Ravidas was also known as Meera Bai's spiritual guru, who is a well-known figure in Hindu spiritualism.

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Guru Ravidas Jayanti Celebrations 

To mark the occasion, the poem 'Amritbani Guru Ravidas Ji' is recited aloud and a special aarti is done by the devotees. On this day, devotees bathe in the holy river. Prayers are also offered in Guru Ravidas' temples, particularly in the bhawans. Shri Guru Ravidas Janam Asthan Mandir hosts the greatest festival. Followers from all around the world come to celebrate the occasion. 

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