‘Shri Guru Ravidas Vishva Mahapeeth Rashtriya Adhiveshan’ held 

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‘Shri Guru Ravidas Vishva Mahapeeth Rashtriya Adhiveshan’ held 

Part of: GS Prelims and GS – I – Culture

In news

  • Indian President recently addressed ‘Shri Guru Ravidas Vishva Mahapeeth Rashtriya Adhiveshan’ in New Delhi.

Important value additions 

  • He was a Dalit-poet saint. 
  • He belonged to the Bhakti movement era. 
  • He probably lived during the 14th to 16th century. 
  • He belonged to a leather-working Chamar community. 
  • The 41 hymns of Guru Ravidas have been included in the Guru Granth Sahib.
  • The famous saint poetess, Mirabai was a disciple of Guru Ravidas.

His teachings

  • Everybody is equal in all respects, irrespective of caste, color or a belief in any form of God; Emphasised on universal brotherhood and tolerance.
  • God created man and not man created God;
  • He abandoned saguna (with attributes, image) forms of supreme beings, and focussed on the nirguna (without attributes, abstract) form of supreme beings.

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