New Delhi | Jagran Lifestyle Desk: Bhagat Ravidas was an Indian saint who founded the Ravidassia religion from the 15th and 16th century. Known for his role in the Bhakti movement, Guru Ravidas was born in the 1450s in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi. His birth anniversary is observed every year and celebrated widely across north India, especially in Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab. This year, we will observe the 644th birth anniversary of the saint.

Date of Ravidas Jayant 2021

Every year Guru Ravidas Jayanti is celebrated on the occasion of Magh Purnima. This time in 2021, it is falling on February 27. 

  • Ravidas Jayanti date- Feb 27, 2021
  • Purnima Tithi starts at 03:49 pm on Feb 26, 2021
  • Purnima Tithi ends at 01:46 pm on Feb 27, 2021

Importance and history of Ravidas Jayanti 2021

Guru Ravidas was born in the 14th century in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh's Seer Goverdhanpur where his family's financial condition was not very well. He was one of the first people to bring up the issue of inequality, fought for human rights and even opposed the caste system with the help of his teachings and poems. For the unversed, Ravidas was good friends with Kabir, the poet and is also known as the spiritual guide of prominent mystic poet Mira Bai. Ravidas also contributed 14 spiritual songs for ‘Guru Granth Sahib’.

Ravidas Jayanti celebration and puja

Guru Ravidas Jayanti is celebrated by reading ‘Amritbani Guru Ravidas Ji’ and performing a special aarti by the followers. Devotees bathe in the holy river Ganga to offer their prayers, they also pray in the Ravidas temples especially in bhawans. People even perform Nagar Kirtan and dress up as Guru Ravidas to celebrate the occasion. The most elaborate celebration happens in Shri Guru Ravidass Janam Asthan Mandir where visitors and devotees mark their presence from all over the world for this special day. 

Posted By: Sanyukta Baijal