Shri Guru Sant #Ravidas Ji was a great Saint, philosopher, poet, social reformer and follower of the God in India during 15th century. He was one of the most famous and leading star of the nirguna sampradaya means sant parampara and lead the North Indian Bhakti movement. He has given variety of spiritual and social messages through his great writings of poetry to his lovers, followers, community people, society people to reform their mind and show their boundless love towards God.
Sant Ravidas Jayanti
Sant Ravidas Jayanti or birthday anniversary is celebrated every year on Magh Purnima at full moon day of Magh month with great enthusiasm and happiness all over India however; people in Varanasi celebrate this occasion like a memorable event and festival.
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At this special day, a ceremony of Nagar Kirtan procession is performed by the people with the chants of mantras during Aarti event. Music, songs and Doha are sounds in the temples located on the streets. Some of the followers and devotees also perform the ceremony of holy bath in the Ganga River or other holy places then go to worship his image in the home or temple. A grand celebration takes place by the people in Varanasi every year at the most famous place of “Shri Guru Ravidas Janam Asthan Mandir, Seer Goverdhanpur, Varanasi” in order to mark the occasion. People and devotees from all over the world come to the place to actively participate in the occasion celebration.
Facts about Sant Ravidas
Birth: in 1377 AD (means Bikrami Samvat-Magh Sudi 15, 1433, however; some people believed that it was 1440 A.D.) at Seer Goverdhanpur, Varanasi, U.P.
Father: Shri Santokh Dass Ji
Mother: Smt. Kalsa Devi Ji
Grandfather: Shri Kalu Ram Ji
Grandmother: Smt. Lakhpati Ji
Wife: Smt. Lona Ji
Son: Vijay Dass Ji
Death: in Varanasi in 1540 A.D.