Guru Ravidas Jayanti is the birthday of Guru Ravidas was a famous saint, celebrated on Magh Purnima, the full moon day in the month of Magh month. Guru Ravidas is also known as Raidas, Rohidas and Ruhidas. Guru Ravidas Jayanti will be celebrated on 31st of January 2018. The teaching of Guru Ravidas during the 15th century attained maximum publicity in the entire India. His devotional songs and verses made a lasting impact upon the bhakti movement.
Significance of Guru Ravidas Jayanti
Guru Ravidas is believed to be devoted to Lord Krishna and Lord Rama. His famous dohas are used by the people and many songs have been written with them. Guru Ravidas Jayanti is celebrated with a lot of Zeal in the whole country. Satsang and others are also organized based on Ravidas’s thoughts and works. People dedicate flowers in respect on this Jayanti.
Celebrating Guru Ravidas Jayanti
The followers of Guru Ravidas celebrate this day with great dedication and vigour. Thousands of pilgrims gather at Guru Ravidas janam asthan Mandir in varansi to pay their tributes to the guru and offer their prayer. On this day Akand panth is read. A special aarti and kirtan is also performed.