Sant Ravidas Ji Jayanti 2016 date – Guru Ravi Das Ji Jayanthi
639th Birth Anniversary of Guru Ravidas
Purnima Tithi Begins = 22:34 on 21/Feb/2016
Purnima Tithi Ends = 23:49 on 22/Feb/2016
Sant Guru Ravidas Ji was born in the 15th century at Kashi (Banaras) in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. His mother's name was Mata Kalsi Ji and his father's name was Baba Santokh Dass Ji.
As per Hindu Lunar calendar, it is believed that Guru Ravidas was born on Magha Purnima day in 1376. Hence, his birthday celebrated on Magha Purnima as per Hindu Calendar. His birthplace is now called as Shri Guru Ravidas Janam Asthan and it is a major pilgrimage site for the followers of Guru Ravidas Ji.
From childhood, he showed an inclination for spiritual and social activities. He carried this enthusiasm spirituality all this life and spearheaded the fight against distinction based on caste and addressed the idea of equality, colour or creed and preached the lofty ideas of socialism, secularism, equality and fraternity.
Sant Guru Ravidass Ji taught the education of universal brotherhood, tolerance, a message of love with your neighbour, which got more importance in today's society.
Contribution to Sikhism
Jaitsari(1),Suhi(3), Bilaval(2),Gaund(2),Ramkali(1),Maru(2),Kedara(1), Bhairau(1),Basant(1), and Malhar(3). one with slight variations is given in both Rag Sorath and rag Maru