Guru Ravidas Jayanti in India in 2025

Guru Ravidas Jayanti in India in 2025
  How long until Guru Ravidas Jayanti?
Guru Ravidas Jayanti
  Dates of Guru Ravidas Jayanti in India
2025 Feb 12
BiharWed, Feb 12Regional Holiday
ChandigarhWed, Feb 12Regional Holiday
HaryanaWed, Feb 12Regional Holiday
Himachal PradeshWed, Feb 12Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshWed, Feb 12Regional Holiday
PunjabWed, Feb 12Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshWed, Feb 12Regional Holiday
2024 Feb 24
Arunachal PradeshSat, Feb 24Regional Holiday
BiharSat, Feb 24Regional Holiday
ChandigarhSat, Feb 24Regional Holiday
HaryanaSat, Feb 24Regional Holiday
Himachal PradeshSat, Feb 24Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshSat, Feb 24Regional Holiday
PunjabSat, Feb 24Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshSat, Feb 24Regional Holiday
2023 Feb 5
ChandigarhSun, Feb 5Regional Holiday
HaryanaSun, Feb 5Regional Holiday
Himachal PradeshSun, Feb 5Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshSun, Feb 5Regional Holiday
PunjabSun, Feb 5Regional Holiday
2022 Feb 16
ChandigarhWed, Feb 16Regional Holiday
DelhiWed, 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
HaryanaSat, Feb 27Regional Holiday
Himachal PradeshSat, Feb 27Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshSat, Feb 27Regional Holiday
PunjabSat, Feb 27Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshSat, Feb 27Regional Holiday

Guru Ravidas was a north Indian mystic in the 15th century

  Which regions observe Guru Ravidas Jayanti in 2025?
National Holiday Regional Holiday Not a public holiday Govt 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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