Celebrations marking the birth anniversary of Guru Ravidas are on in various places throughout the country. Guru Ravidas enjoys a nationwide following especially among the Dalit community & with state elections in UP & Punjab, it has becomes a significant political event this year.
PM Modi today offered prayers at Guru Ravidas Vishram Dham Mandir in Delhi’s Karol Bagh. He also participated in the ‘Shabad Kirtan’ in the temple.
The Prime Minister also posted on Twitter a video of “very special moments” at the temple.
While the PM was busy in the Kirtan, Rahul Gandhi & Priyanka Gandhi Vadra served langer at the Ravidas Temple in UP’s Varanasi.
Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi also offered prayers at the Ravidas temple in Varanasi.
The Delhi government has declared a holiday on the occasion of Ravidas Jayanti. According to the Aam Aadmi party (AAP) government order, all government offices, schools and colleges will remain closed in the national capital.
Guru Ravidas was a Bhakti movement saint during the 15th and 16th century and his hymns are included in the Guru Granth Sahib. He is considered the founder of the 21st-century Ravidassia religion.
Ravidas Jayanti is celebrated on Magh Purnima, which is the full moon day of the Magh month as per the Hindu calendar.