President of India greeted fellow citizens on the eve of the birthday of Sant Guru Ravidas.
About Guru Ravidas –
- Guru Ravidas Jayanthi is commemorated on Magh Purnima, the day of the full moon in the month of Magh, according to the Hindu Lunar calendar.
- Guru Ravidas was a 14th-century famous Bhakti Movement saint.
- He abandoned saguna (with attributes, image) forms of supreme beings, and focussed on the nirguna (without attributes, abstract) form of supreme beings.
- Ravidas was a disciple of Sant Kabir and the founder of the Ravidassia religion.
- The Sikh scripture, Guru Granth Sahib, contains forty-one of his devotional songs and poems.
- The famous saint poetess, Mirabai was a disciple of Guru Ravidas.