Guru Ghasi Das (1756–1850CE) was an advocate of the Satnami sect of Hinduism in the early 19th century. Ghasi Das was a farmer in Girodpuri, Raipur district who preached Satnam to a number of low-caste Indians, particularly the people of Chhattisgarh. Ghasi Das's guruship was carried on by his son, Balakdas, Guru Ghasidas (1756-1836) was the founder of the Satnami community in Chhattisgarh. He was born in the village Girodhpuri in the Raipur district. During his lifetime, the political atmosphere in India was one of exploitation. Ghasidas experienced the evils of the caste system at an early age, which helped him understand the social dynamics in a caste-ridden society and reject social inequity. To find solutions, he traveled extensively in Chhattisgarh.
Saint Guru Ghasidas established Satnami community in Chhattisgarh, India based on "Satnam" (meaning "Truth") and equality. The Guru's teachings and philosophy is similar to Buddhism. He opposed all Hindu beliefs and cultures including idol (Murti) puja. He has nothing to with Hinduism.