Guru Ravidas Jayanti

Guru Ravidas Jayanti honors the birthday of Guru Ravidas and this festival is celebrated with extreme joviality in North India, preferably in the Indian state of Punjab. Guru Ravidas or Bhagat Ravidas was a renowned saint, who was renowned for his contribution to the Bhakti movement.

Guru Ravidas Jayanti is being celebrated to mark the birthday of the Indian mystic poet-Sant, Ravidas, and is celebrated on Magh Purnima. Ravidas was born in Seer Govardhanpur village, Uttar Pradesh in an underprivileged family. 

Guru Ravidas Jayanti is being celebrated to mark the birthday of the Indian mystic poet-Sant, Ravidas, and is celebrated on Magh Purnima. Ravidas was born in Seer Govardhanpur village, Uttar Pradesh in an underprivileged family. 

How the celebrations take place?

Amritbani Guru Ravidas Ji is read to celebrate the Guru’s birthday. A special aarti is performed and a Nagar Kirtan possession is taken out on the streets. Hundreds of devotees gather to take a dip in the river, which forms a part of the customary practice. Prayers are offered in the temples dedicated to Guru Ravidas, especially in the Bhawan.

To remember the Guru and his teachings, a huge celebration takes place at Shri Guru Ravidas Janam Asthan Mandir, Seer Govardhanpur, Varanasi. Devotees from all over the country flock together to celebrate the Guru’s birthday.

Guru Ravidas Jayanti takes place on the full moon of the month of Magh according to the Hindu calendar. As per the Gregorian calendar, the festival falls in the February month. The festival of Guru Ravidas Jayanti is of utmost significance for those who entrust in the beliefs and ideologies of the Ravidas religion. It is the most significant day of the year.