Ravidassia Bhawan

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Ravidassia Bhawan, properly called a Bhawan or Gurudwara is the place of worship.

It is considered respectful towards Guru Ravidass ji if one covers his head and takes off his or her shoes while entering the Ravidassia Bhawan. It is believed that everyone must follow it as a respect to Guru Ravidass ji.

Outside a Bhawan there is always a flag upon which is written the Nishaan, and above it a Harr symbolising enlightenment from Guru Ravidass's teachings.

Langar takes place inside a Bhawan continuously as a practice, all are free to partake of it.

The Sri Guru Granth Sahib (Holy Book) is installed as the focal point in the main worship room. The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji is respected at all times.

Aarti and Kirtan of all saints and Gurus takes place daily at the closing of the day's formal services, this consists of the famous Arti written by Guru Ravidass in which he tells God is one and equality is among all in the eyes of God.

The Bhawan is also known as a Gurudwara (God's residence) within the community, and it is common to find them signposted as such.[1]

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  1. ^ Shri Guru Ravidass Ji Bhawan, Soho Road, Birmingham, UK.

^ Guru Ravidass Marg, Harnam Singh Lakha, Shri Guru Ravidass Sabha UK undated.