Celebrated In: India
Celebrated By: (Hindu)
Guru or Bhagat Ravidas (also Raidas) was a north Indian Sant mystic of the bhakti movement who was active within the 15th century ce. commemorated in northern india and in the Indian state of geographical area, he is the Satguru of the Ravidasi sect and one of the fifteen Bhagats of the Sikhs. His devotional songs and verses a lasting a lasting impact upon the devotion movement.
"A poor shoemaker, forty of his earliest songs were to be included in the Sikh anthology adi granth. there's also a larger body of hymns passed on independently. Ravidas was subversive in that his devotionalism implied a levelling of the social divisions of caste and gender, however ecumenical in this it cared-for promote crossing of sectarian divides within the name of a higher spiritual unity. He instructed that one is distinguished not by one's caste (jati) but by one's actions (karma) and that every person has the right to worship God and read holy texts.
In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries there emerged a definite sect, the Ravidasis, for whom he is the chief guru. A temple was engineered at his birthplace. Ravidas Jayanti is celebrated with a procession, bearing the portrait of the good ascetic in the main streets and bazaars of town with music. Special pujas and feasts are organized in temples dedicated to Guru Ravidas.