Guru Ravidas Jayanti is the birthday of Guru Ravidas which is celebrated on Magh Purnima, the full moon day in the Magh month. Guru Ravidas was born in Seer Govardhanpur in Varanasi (Benaras) of Uttar Pradesh.
Guru Ravidas was one the first people to argue that Indians should have a set of basic human rights. He was the leading light in the Bhakti Movement. He taught his followers the path of spirituality and sent the message of equality based on the freedom from oppression of the Indian caste system.
His 41 devotional songs and poems have been mentioned in the Sikh sculptures namely Guru Granth Sahib.
Celebration of Guru Ravidas Jayanti .
Celebrations are made by the devotees of Guru Ravidas. The day commences with the chanting of sacred hymns from Guru Granth Sahib.
Nagar Kirtans are performed placing huge portrait of Guru Rvavidas.
Devotees take bath in Holy River Ganges to show the dedication and respect towards Guru Ravidas.
Devotees go to the temple to offer their prayers. The teachings of Guru Ravidas have been framed in the form of 'Shabds' in Amritbani Guru Ravidass Ji.