Guru Ravidas Jayanti 2021: Know Significance, Check Popular Quotes Of The Poet & Social Reformer

Guru Ravidas Jayanti 2021 is marked on February 27 across the country. On this day, people are observing 644th birth anniversary of the popular saint Guru Ravidas, who has contributed hugely to the Bhakti movement.

What is historical significance?

Born in the 14th century, Guru Ravidas belonged to a poor family from Seer Goverdhanpur, Uttar Pradesh. As a social reformer Ravidas vehemently opposed the Indian caste system and was among the first group of people to voice his opinion through poems and teachings based on spirituality. He also tried to spread the message of equality through his work. Also Read: Before You Plan Your Visit To Siddhivinayak Temple; Read These New Covid-19 Guidelines

Guru Ravidas is also known as Raidas, Rohidas and Ruhidas and his devotional songs and verses left a lasting impact upon the Bhakti Movement. The Jayanti is widely observed in the northern regions including Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab.

Guru Ravidas Jayanti 2021: The poet has contributed almost 40 poems in the Adi Granth, the sacred scripture of Sikhism. Also, it is believed that the poet has met Guru Nanak, the first Guru, and founder of the Sikh religion. The spiritual cerses are also included in teh holy scripture of Guru Granth Sahib.

The birthplace of Guru Ravidas also known as Shri Guru Ravidas Janam Asthan is considered as a pilgrimage centre for his devotees. Followers of the great poet celebrate the day by reading  ‘Amritbani Guru Ravidas Ji’ . Devotees also take a dip in the holy river on this day and perform special aarti to mark the birth anniversary.

Guru Ravidas Jayanti 2021 date and time

The Purnima tithi starts at 3:49 pm on February 26, 2021, and ends at 1:46 pm on February 27, 2021.

Check Popular Quotes


Raidas says, what shall I sing?
 Singing, singing I am defeated.
How long shall I consider and proclaim:
 absorb the self into the Self?

This experience is such,
 that it defies all description.
I have met the Lord,
 Who can cause me harm?

Hari in everything, everything in Hari –
 For him who knows Hari and the sense of self,
no other testimony is needed:
 the knower is absorbed. 

The above is a popular verse from Ravidas, Translated by Winand Callewaert and Peter Friedlander, according to Wikipedia.

*There is no difference between gold and gold ornaments. God does no differentiates between its creatures. 

*Let no man in the world live in delusion. Without a Guru none can cross over to the other shore.

*  Sing the songs of joy to the Lord, serve the Name of the Lord, and become the servant of His servants

* If your heart is pure, the water in your bath tub is holy water. You need not go anywhere to take a holy dip. 

Even Kings and emperors with heaps of wealth and vast dominion cannot compare with an ant filled with the love of God.

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