Guru Ravidas Jayanti in India in 2020

Guru Ravidas Jayanti in India in 2020
  How long until Guru Ravidas Jayanti?
This holiday next takes place in 111 days.
  Dates of Guru Ravidas Jayanti in India
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
ChandigarhSun, 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
2017 Feb 10
HaryanaFri, Feb 10Regional Holiday
Himachal PradeshFri, Feb 10Regional Holiday
PunjabFri, Feb 10Regional Holiday
Guru Ravidas was a north Indian mystic in the 15th century
  Which regions observe Guru Ravidas Jayanti in 2020?
Bihar  BiharFeb 9Regional Holiday
Chandigarh  ChandigarhFeb 9Regional Holiday
Haryana  HaryanaFeb 9Regional Holiday
Himachal Pradesh  Himachal PradeshFeb 9Regional Holiday
Madhya Pradesh  Madhya PradeshFeb 9Regional Holiday
Punjab  PunjabFeb 9Regional 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

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.

Ravidas' teachings now form the basis of the Ravidassia religion. Ravidassias believe that 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 Ravidas.

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