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Guru Ravidas

Focus: GS I: History

Why in News?

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has paid tributes to Sant Ravidas on his Jayanti.

Guru Ravidas

  • Commemoration: Guru Ravidas Jayanthi is celebrated on Magh Purnima, the day of the full moon in the Hindu Lunar calendar.
  • Bhakti Movement Saint: Guru Ravidas was a 14th-century famous Bhakti Movement saint.
  • Beliefs: He believed in the nirguna form of supreme beings, rather than the saguna form.
  • Religion: Guru Ravidas is the founder of the Ravidassia religion.
  • Scripture: 41 of his devotional songs and poems are included in the Sikh scripture, Guru Granth Sahib.
  • Famous Disciple: The famous saint poetess, Mirabai was a disciple of Guru Ravidas.

March 2024