Showing posts with label Ravidas Jayanti. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ravidas Jayanti. Show all posts

Hinduism - What Is The Ravidas Jayanti?

 


Festival commemorating the birth of medieval bhakti poet-saint Ravidas, who was born near Benares, on the full moon in the lunar month of Magh (January–February).

Ravidas had a poor social position due to his birth into the untouchable caste of leather workers (chamar).

His poetry is written in a per sonal voice, and it contrasts his humble station with the respect and acclaim he achieved through his dedication to God.

Ravidas is regarded as a role model by many members of the lower classes today, and his birthday is commemorated with zeal.


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