Guru Ravidas Jayanti being celebrated across country

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News:Guru Ravidas Jayanti, the birth anniversary of Sant Ravidas is being celebrated across the country on February 9th,2020.

Facts:

About Guru Ravidas:

  • Guru Ravidas was a 14th century saint and reformer of the Bhakti movement in North India.
  • He was born as a member of an untouchable leather-working Chamar caste.
  • He gained prominence due to his belief in one God and his unbiased religious poems.
  • He advocated for the removal of social divisions of caste and gender and promoted unity in the pursuit of personal spiritual freedoms.
  • The famous saint poetess,Mirabai was a disciple of Guru Ravidas.
  • Around 41 poems of Guru Ravidas were included in ‘Guru Granth Sahib’, the religious text of the Sikhs.