Satguru Ravidass Maharaj Ji appeared on this earth on 15th Magh Sudi, full-moon day of Bikram Samvat 1433 which coincides with, 1377 A.D. at Seer Govardhanpur a sub-urban area of Banaras. He lived for 151 years. He was one of the leading saints of the Bhakti movement who was against the Hindu Caste-System. He was protagonist of equality, human rights and universal brotherhood, liberty, fraternity and worship of one God. Guru Ji was a multi-faceted personality. He was a suave socio-religious reformer, a thinker, a theosophist, a humanist, a poet, a traveller, a pacifist and above all a towering spiritual figure before whom even head-priests of Benaras lay prostrate to pay homage. He has given us a unique concept of 'Begumpura'. He has stressed the need of establishment of Begumpura type of governance in the world. In such a state there will be no discrimination on the ground of caste, colour, sex, faith, country. All will be equal and there will be no worry at all. Every citizen will enjoy human rights-social, political, cultural, spiritual. He laid the foundation of Socialistic Democratic Republic. The United Nations has adopted the concept of 'Begumpura' of Satguru Ravidass Ji and incorporated in the preamble of its Charter. Guru Ravidass is by far the most revered among the scheduled castes, especially dalits of Northwest and Central India. The stupendous task of Guru Ravidass Mission was probably left to a great saint Sant Sarwan Dass Ji - the pioneer of Dera Sant Sarwan Dass Ji, Sach Khand Bal, Village & P.O. Bal, district Jalandhar (Punjab) to be undertaken. A splendid 'Shri Guru Ravidass Janam Asthan Mandir ( Birthplace temple of Satguru Ravidass Maharaj) and gamut of other monuments have been constructed at Benaras by the Saints of Dera Bal. As a result of their strenuous efforts Guru Ravidass Mission has been spread in India and abroad. And Amar Shaheed Sant Rama Nand Ji Sacrificed his life on 25-05-2009 while preaching teachings of Guru Ravidass Ji at Vienna. More then 10 lakhs devotees had assembled on the 633th Birth anniversary of Jagatguru Ravidass Ji at Varanasi. The Ravidassia Religion was
announced in their presence by Saints in consultation with His Holiness Shri 108 Sant Niranjan Dass Ji Gaddi Nashin. The Ravidassia Religion, Religious symbol: Har (means Supreme Lord, God ), Religious book: Amritbani Satguru Ravidass Ji, Salutation: Jai Gurdev, Ultimate Place of Pilgrimage: Satguru Ravidass Janam Sthan Mandir, at Seer Govardhanpur, Varanasi U.P., Objectives: To propagate the Bani and teachings of Satguru Ravidass Ji. Besides, the teachings and thought of Maharishi Bhagwan Valmik Ji, Satguru Namdev Ji, Satguru Kabir Ji, Satguru Trilochan Ji, Satguru Sain Ji, Satguru Sadna Ji would also be propagated. To respect all religions, love the mankind and lead virtuous life. Objectives: To propagate the Bani and teachings of Satguru Ravidass Ji. Besides, the teachings and thought of Maharishi Bhagwan Valmik Ji, Satguru Namdev Ji, Satguru Kabir Ji, Satguru Trilochan Ji, Satguru Sain Ji, Satguru Sadna Ji would also be propagated. To respect all religions, love the mankind and lead virtuous life.
According to Hindu scriptures, worship of God was the sole right of Brahmins only. On the contrary Shri Guru Ravidass Ji, who belonged to Chamar caste, also started worship of God. He started blowing conch-shell and ringing the bell. He was enlightened and had realized God. He simplified mode of worship and discarded rituals. His religious discourses were most convincing and truthful. As a result, cutting across caste barriers, large number of people became his followers. All this irked the Brahmans. It was a challenge not only to their priestly supremacy but an adverse impact on their source of livelihood also. Brahmans forbade him from worshipping God. But he did not relent and took worship as his birth-right. At last Brahmans approached the then Kashi Naresh Hardev Singh and complained against Guru Ravidass Ji for practicing worship of God. Guru Ravidass Ji was summoned to appear in the court of the king. Guru Ji explained in the court that worship is everybody’s right and that he is the truthful worshipper of God. The Pandit priests and Guru Ravidass Ji were asked to bring their Thakur (Idol) whom they worshipped, to the river Ganga on the appointed day. Only that party will be adjusted as the true worshipper whose Thakur floats in the river. Brahman priests and Guru Ravidass Ji arrived at Rajghat of the river Ganga as directed by the king. The Pandits had brought small Thakur stones wrapped in the cotton. But Guru Ravidass Ji was stoutly carrying a 40 kg heavy-weight square stone on his shoulders with unshakeable confidence. A huge crowd of residents of Benaras gathered on Rajghat of river Ganga to witness the fateful and decisive event. The king and the courtiers also reached the spot. The Brahman priests who were the aggrieved party were given first turn to float their Thakur stones in the river. All the tall fleshy, head shaven, Janju (thick thread) wearing and Tilak applied Brahman priests blew conch-shells and fumbled Vedic Mantras and gently placed their Thakur stones in the river one by one. To their great dismay, all their Thakur stone gently sank down deep into the water. All of them bowed down their heads. The on-lookers were stunned to see the sinking Thakurs of Brahmans.
Then was the turn of Guru Ravidass Ji, He lifted his heavy-weight stone on his shoulders. There was thaw. All eyes were focused on Guru Ji and the stone he carried. Curiosity prevailed. It was a decisive moment. In case his stone also sinks, there will be further gloom for the lowly. Guru Ji closed his eyes and stood erect. His face blushed and with all humility he prayed to God.
Meri sangat poch soch din raati
Mera karam kutilta janam kubhati.
Raam gosaeeaa jeea ke jeewnaa
Mohi naa bisaarho main jan tera. (Rahaao)
Meri haro vipt jan karo subhaaiee
Charn naa chhadoo sareer kall jaaiee.
Kaho Ravidass pario teri saabha.
Beig milho jan karu naa bilanbaa.
At this moment there was dazzling light in the sky. All the on-lookers expected something miraculous. Guru Ji moved ahead to the water and gently placed the stone in light-blue transparent water of the river. To great astonishment of the on-lookers the stone (Pathri) floated majestically. Guru Ji gently smiled and thanked God for coming to his rescue. There was spontaneous applause from the viewers. The Pandits had failed in the test. They had been proved false worshippers. The on-lookers made a mockery of the Pandits. The king announced victory of Guru Ravidass Ji as a Truthful worshipper. All respectfully fell at his feet. Guru Ravidass Ji was seated in a golden palanquin and moved in a procession in the city. The minds of the masses were changed and they developed regard for him and the lowly. They were blissful after having glimpses of Guru Ji. A gala-function was organized after sometime in the honour of Guru Ravidass Ji to celebrate his victory. He was seated at a raised cushioned and beautiful seat decorated with jewels. All the courtiers, diwans, intelligentsia, chieftains and selected people former the gathering. All spoke high of Guru Ravidass Ji. The king and member of his family instantly became followers of Guru Ji. At the end of the functions sweets were distributed. The people touched sacred feet of Guru Ji and went back home singing his praise. This event was recorded in the annals of court in calligraphic golden letters. It was an unprecedented and eventful day for the untouchables. New glorious history was created for them on that fateful day. Truth had come out victorious against falsehood. False beliefs had been belied! Jo bole so nirbhay, Satguru Ravidass Maharaj Ji ki Jai!
The Ravidassia Religion
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- Udasis of Guru Ravidass Maharaj Ji
- Bibi Bhanmati becomes disciple
- Guru Ravidass Ji as a Promising Student
- Dead Son of Pt. Sharda Nand became Alive
- A Brahman Boy Rescued
- Non-acceptance of Philosopher’s Stone
- Guru Ravidass Ji Escaped Attempt on Life
- Floating of Pathri (Stone)
- Display of Janjus of Four Ages
Amritbani Satguru Ravidass Maharaj
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Guru Ravidass Ji coined Gurmukhi Alphabet.
The community in which Guru Ji was born was in the shackles of discrimination, untouchability, poverty and ignorance. He cherished to change the entire scenario of the community. He wanted first to take up educational aspect. He preached – Madho abidiaa hit keen Bibek deep
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