Guru Ravidas Jayanti around the world in 2021

Guru Ravidas Jayanti around the world in 2021
  How long until Guru Ravidas Jayanti?
This holiday next takes place in 332 days.
  Dates of Guru Ravidas Jayanti around the world
2022 IndiaFeb 16
Bihar Wed, Feb 16Regional Holiday
Chandigarh Wed, Feb 16Regional Holiday
Haryana Wed, Feb 16Regional Holiday
Himachal Pradesh Wed, Feb 16Regional Holiday
Madhya Pradesh Wed, Feb 16Regional Holiday
Punjab Wed, Feb 16Regional Holiday
2021 IndiaFeb 27
Bihar Sat, Feb 27Regional Holiday
Chandigarh Sat, Feb 27Regional Holiday
Haryana Sat, Feb 27Regional Holiday
Himachal Pradesh Sat, Feb 27Regional Holiday
Madhya Pradesh Sat, Feb 27Regional Holiday
Punjab Sat, Feb 27Regional Holiday
Uttar Pradesh Sat, Feb 27Regional Holiday
2020 IndiaFeb 9
Bihar Sun, Feb 9Regional Holiday
Haryana Sun, Feb 9Regional Holiday
Himachal Pradesh Sun, Feb 9Regional Holiday
Madhya Pradesh Sun, Feb 9Regional Holiday
Punjab Sun, Feb 9Regional Holiday
2019 IndiaFeb 19
Bihar Tue, Feb 19Regional Holiday
Chandigarh Tue, Feb 19Regional Holiday
Haryana Tue, Feb 19Regional Holiday
Himachal Pradesh Tue, Feb 19Regional Holiday
Madhya Pradesh Tue, Feb 19Regional Holiday
Punjab Tue, Feb 19Regional Holiday
Uttar Pradesh Tue, Feb 19Regional Holiday
2018 IndiaJan 31
Bihar Wed, Jan 31Regional Holiday
Haryana Wed, Jan 31Regional Holiday
Himachal Pradesh Wed, Jan 31Regional Holiday
Madhya Pradesh Wed, Jan 31Regional Holiday
Punjab Wed, Jan 31Regional Holiday
  Summary
Guru Ravidas was a north Indian mystic in the 15th century

When is Guru Ravidas Jayanti?

In India, this day is a holiday in the following regions: Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab. It is celebrated on the full moon day in the month of Magh.

History of Guru Ravidas Jayanti

Guru Ravidas was born at the end of the 14th century in Seer Govardhanpur village, Uttar Pradesh, India. He was born into a low caste family who were regarded as untouchables.

Guru Ravidas was one of the first people to argue that all Indians should have a set of basic human rights. He became an eminent figure in the Bhakti Movement and taught spirituality and tried to bring forward a message of equality message based on freedom from the oppression of the Indian caste system.

41 of his devotional songs and poems are included in the Sikh Scriptures, Guru Granth Sahib.

Meera bai, a revered figure in Hindu spiritualism is said to have considered Guru Ravidas as her spiritual Guru.

The Guru's teachings now form the basis of the Ravidassia religion. Ravidassias believe that Guru Ravidas should be treated as a saint just like the other gurus, as he lived before the first Sikh Guru and his teachings were studied by the Sikh Gurus. In recent years, this has caused conflict with Sikhs and had led to Ravidassia breaking away from the orthodox Sikh structure.

How is Guru Ravidas Jayanti celebrated?

To mark his birthday, processions carrying his portrait take place in the streets, particularly in Seer Govardhanpur, which becomes a focal point for many devotees. Sikh scriptures are recited and prayers take place in the temples devoted to Guru Ravidas.

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