Shri Ravidas (1450-1520) was a Hindu Saint, famous poet and a spiritual guru who was worshipped in the North India. He was born in a village near Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.
He was born in a family who were considered as untouchables. It is believed that Shri Ravidas was one of the disciples of the great saint Sri Ramananda. He met Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism and his devotional songs were included in Guru Granth Sahib.
He spent most of his time in devotion at the banks of river Ganga. And also he interacted with large number of saints and discussed about the matters related to spirituality with them.
He was admired by the higher sects of people and praised his knowledge.He travelled all over India and spread the bhakti spirit among the people. He worshipped god without any form. According to him, god has no form and shape, and he contains great power.
Sant Ravidas is known as a saint and was respected by his followers. He is considered as a great guru by his devotees.He was talented in writing devotional poems and was a great scholar. He was against caste discrimination.
According to him, all are equal before god,and everyone must respect each other and live together in a friendly manner. And he further says, we are all the servants of the god, and we should think only about god, god only and nothing else. Why we should worry unnecessarily about unwanted things, if god is near to us. Keep pure devotion on god, and that is enough to do our work properly.
Shri Ravidas is a great devotee of Lord Vishnu, and has written magnificent poems in praise of him. He was respected by all class of people, the rich and the poor, educated and the uneducated and followed his principles.
Let us worship him and be blessed.
JAI RAVIDASJI JAI