Guru Ravidass Jayanti

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Guru Ravidass Jayanti is the birthday of Guru Ravidass, celebrated on Magh Purnima, the full moon day in the month of Magh month. It is the annual focal point for the Ravidassia religion. On the day the Amritbani Guru Ravidass Ji is read, the nishaan is changed ceremonially, and there is a special aarti and a Nagar Kirtan procession bearing the guru's portrait are taken out to the accompaniment of music through the streets of the temple locality. Also devotees take holy dip in the river to perform rites. In the bhawans, his image is worshiped. Every year, a grand celebration at Shri Guru Ravidass Janam Asthan Mandir, Seer Goverdhanpur, Varanasi takes place to mark the occasion along with lakhs of devotees who came from all over the world to celebrate the occasion. This Year marks the 639th Birth Anniversary of Shri Guru Ravidass for on the 22nd February 2016. The sign for the Ravidassia Religion is 'Har'. The religion has prospered and has become more and more established over the decades, specifically the last 2/4 decades. The 2016 date for this holiday is February 22.[1]

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