About Satguru Ravidass Maharaj Ji
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.