Guru Ravidas Jayanti in India in 2021

Guru Ravidas Jayanti in India in 2021

  How long until Guru Ravidas Jayanti?
This holiday next takes place in 151 days.
  Dates of Guru Ravidas Jayanti in India
2022 Feb 16
BiharWed, Feb 16Regional Holiday
ChandigarhWed, Feb 16Regional Holiday
HaryanaWed, Feb 16Regional Holiday
Himachal PradeshWed, Feb 16Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshWed, Feb 16Regional Holiday
PunjabWed, Feb 16Regional Holiday
2021 Feb 27
BiharSat, Feb 27Regional Holiday
ChandigarhSat, Feb 27Regional Holiday
HaryanaSat, Feb 27Regional Holiday
Himachal PradeshSat, Feb 27Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshSat, Feb 27Regional Holiday
PunjabSat, Feb 27Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshSat, Feb 27Regional Holiday
2020 Feb 9
BiharSun, Feb 9Regional Holiday
HaryanaSun, Feb 9Regional Holiday
Himachal PradeshSun, Feb 9Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshSun, Feb 9Regional Holiday
PunjabSun, Feb 9Regional Holiday
2019 Feb 19
BiharTue, Feb 19Regional Holiday
ChandigarhTue, Feb 19Regional Holiday
HaryanaTue, Feb 19Regional Holiday
Himachal PradeshTue, Feb 19Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshTue, Feb 19Regional Holiday
PunjabTue, Feb 19Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshTue, Feb 19Regional Holiday
2018 Jan 31
BiharWed, Jan 31Regional Holiday
HaryanaWed, Jan 31Regional Holiday
Himachal PradeshWed, Jan 31Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshWed, Jan 31Regional Holiday
PunjabWed, Jan 31Regional Holiday
Guru Ravidas was a north Indian mystic in the 15th century
  Which regions observe Guru Ravidas Jayanti in 2021?
  BiharFeb 27Regional Holiday
  ChandigarhFeb 27Regional Holiday
  HaryanaFeb 27Regional Holiday
  Himachal PradeshFeb 27Regional Holiday
  Madhya PradeshFeb 27Regional Holiday
  PunjabFeb 27Regional Holiday
  Uttar PradeshFeb 27Regional Holiday

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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