Amritbani Guru Ravidass Ji

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Amritbani Guru Ravidass Ji is the holy book of the Ravidassia religion.

History[edit]

Amritbani Guru Ravidass Ji was written and compiled by the Sant Samaj. The holy book's completion was announced by the Sant Samaj and by Dera Sach Khand[1] at Shri Guru Ravidass Janam Asthan on 30 January 2011, the 633rd anniversary of the birth of Guru Ravidass.[2][3][4]

On 1 February 2012, the second anniversary of the creation of the Ravidassia religion, Amritbani Guru Ravidass Ji was placed at a shrine dedicated to Guru Ravidass in Boota Mandi, Jallandhar, Punjab.[5]

Contents[edit]

Teachings[edit]

Amritbani Guru Ravidass Ji contains bani of Satguru Ravidass Ji Maharaj Ji.[clarification needed] The title page features the Har Nishaan symbol and a statement enjoining readers to wish each other “Jai Gurudev”. The book contains photos of Guru Ravidass and of Shri Guru Ravidass Janam Asthan.[6][7] The book also includes a list of the teachings of Guru Ravidass and general principles of the Ravidassia religion.[8]

Ragas[edit]

Amritbani Guru Ravidass Ji contains 240 ragas culled from Guru Ravidass' teachings. The book also contains 140 shabads, 40 pade, painti akhri, bani haftawar, bani pandran tithi, baran maas updesh, dohra, saand bani, anmol vachan (milni de samen), laawaan, suhag ustat, manglachar, and 231 salok.[clarification needed] There are 177 pages in the book. Ragas from Amritbani Guru Ravidass Ji are recited daily in Ravidassian bhawans and in Gurdwara.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Punjab News | Breaking News | Latest Online News". Punjabnewsline.com. Retrieved 26 December 2012. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Religion, or a prayer for identity". Indian Express. 2010-02-03. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  3. ^ Dr. Pawan Kumar "Aryan" says: (2010-02-01). "JALANDHAR NEWS: Ravidassia Dharam Code Released". Punjab News. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  4. ^ TNN Nov 24, 2011, 04.36AM IST. "Deciphering dera politics - Page 2 - Times Of India". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  5. ^ I P Singh, TNN Feb 4, 2012, 07.04AM IST. "Amrit Bani Granth installed at Ravidassia shrine - Times Of India". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "Amid tight security, Dera Ballan head, followers head for Varanasi". Indian Express. 2011-02-16. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  7. ^ IP Singh, TNN Feb 1, 2010, 03.17am IST (2010-02-01). "Punjab sect declares new religion - Times Of India". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  8. ^ "Powered by Google Docs" (PDF). Docs.google.com. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  9. ^ "JALANDHAR NEWS: Ravidass Devotees Protest Resistance To Holy Book". Punjab News. 2010-08-12. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 

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