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Ravidassia, a religion started by an Indian saint of the 14th-15th century, Guru Ravidass, has grown around his spiritual belief and lessons of universal brotherhood, tolerance, and message of loving your neighbour as a force for creating a just and humane society. In the Amritbani, which many Ravidassia's call the Amritbani Guru Ravidass Ji, contains 240 hymns by Guru Ravidass from the teachings of Guru Ravidas along with his teachings have been included. A common belief in the Ravidassia community is that Guru Ravidass disappeared from the world, leaving behind only his footprints.

In 14th century India, Guru Ravidass, a Dalit by birth, taught monotheistic spirituality and spread the message of equality through emancipation from the Indian caste system. He devoted his life to the service of India's suffering and sought to eradicate social inequalities, preaching love, compassion, mutual tolerance, universal brotherhood and oneness of mankind through his life and philosophy and working to bring social equality through the spiritual or Bhakti way. "Guru Ravidass was one of the greatest saints of the Bhakti movement whose teachings focused on equality of mankind and universal brotherhood," said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

A portrait of Sri Guru Ravidass Ji

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Begumpura is a term coined by Shri Guru Ravidass Ji, in the 15th Century, Banaras, India. “Begampura”. Be-gam-pura, or the land without sorrow. The spirit of the verse is this: Begampura is the name of the city where there is no suffering or anxiety, no fear or downfall/ Begampura is the city where there is sovereignty of god/ Where there is lasting peace and safety for all/ All are equal, no one is second or third[6]. In the end, Guru Ravidas' bhajans reflect both a sense of poverty and caste humiliation and a desire to find a utopia without suffering, taxes or property; one that is, in the hymn “Begumpura” Guru RavidassJi postulates the world of his dreams. There willbe no distress, no tax, no restriction from going and coming, no fear in the world. It will be anideal place to live in. The preamble of the The Human Rights Charter of the United Nations has been prepared inconformity with theme of this hymn of Sri Guru Ravidass Ji. above all, a Begumpura or 'Queen City' of companionship:

The regal realm with the sorrowless name they call it Begumpura, a place with no pain, no taxes or cares, none owns property there, no wrongdoing, worry, terror, or torture. Oh my brother, I've come to take it as my own, my distant home, where everything is right... They do this or that, they walk where they wish, they stroll through fabled palaces unchallenged. Oh, says Ravidas, a tanner now set free, those who walk beside me are my friends

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Guru Ravidass (also Raidas, Rohidas and Ruhidas in eastern India) was a North Indian Sant mystic of the bhakti movement who was active in the 15th century CE. Venerated in the region of Uttar Pradesh as well as the Indian state of Maharashtra, his devotional songs and verses made a lasting impact upon the bhakti movement. He is often given the honorific "Bhagat" or "Sant". He was a socio-religious reformer, a thinker, a theosophist, a humanist, a poet, a traveler, a pacifist and a spiritual figure before whom even head-priests of Benaras lay prostrate to pay homage.

He was a shoemaker of the Kutbandhla Chamar caste. His devotional songs were included in the Sikh holy book, the Adi Granth, by the fifth Sikh Guru, Guru Arjan Dev.[3] There is also a larger body of hymns passed on independently that is claimed and attributed to Ravidas by some. Ravidas was subversive in that his devotionalism implied a leveling of the social divisions of caste and gender, yet ecumenical in that it tended to promote crossing of sectarian divides in the name of a higher spiritual unity.[4] He taught that one is distinguished not by one's caste (jāti) but by one's actions (karma) and that every person has the right to worship God and read holy texts. He opened a frontal attack against the system of Untouchability. He rejected the tradition of Brahmin mediator to reach the Supreme Being. He also said that one need not to hide his caste or leave his low profession to reach God. He became a model for his fellow beings to overcome the hierarchical barriers of Brahminical social order and to establish Begumpura - a state without fear and sorrows. Guru Ravidass elevated the status of the labour by emphasizing on the fact that honest labour is empowering.

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Devotees of Guru Ravidass taking a procession at Rajasthan
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Devotees of Guru Ravidass taking a procession at Rajasthan

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  • Ravi means Sun and Dass means Servant
  • Amritbani Guru Ravidass Ji is the holy book of Ravidassia Religion
  • Harr Nishaan is the religious symbol of Ravidassia Religion
  • Sri Guru Ravidass Janamsthan, Varanasi is the ultimate place for pilgrimage for Ravidassias

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Ravidassia (book)

Outline of Ravidassia

History of Ravidassia: Timeline Miracles Guru Ravidass as a Promising Student Brings a Dead Son Alive Rescues Brahman Boy Floating Pathri in River Ganga Janjus of Four Yugs Bhallanath Killing against Guru Ravidass Disgrace Military History

Major Figures: Guru RavidassDisciples Raja Pipa Raja Nagar Mal Rani Jhalan Bai Meera Bai Bibi Bhanmati Karma BaiSant Kabir Tarlochan Sain Dhanna Sant Ramanand

Ravidassia Leaders Sants: Ravidassia Sants Sant Ramanand Ravidassia Sant Samaj

Guru Ravidass Udasis: Udasi-1 Udasi-2 Udasi-3

Dharma or Concepts: Ravidassia MythsReligious Terminology

Texts: Religious Holy BookAmritbani Guru Ravidass Ji

Symbols: Religious SymbolHarr NishaanSaunh

Festivals: Religious FestivalsRavidassia ArtiGuru Ravidass Jayanti

Ultimate Pilgrimage/Bhawans/Mandirs/Gurudwaras (Temples): Religious PlacesShri Guru Ravidass Janam Asthan Mandir • BegumpuraRavidassia DerasList of Ravidassias Religious Places

Belief and Practices: RavidassiaMeditation in the Ravidasi FaithRavidassia ArtiRavidassia Tenets

Famous Ravidassias: RavidassiaList of Famous Ravidassias

Countries and Regions Guru Ravidass Jayanti Religious Social Organisation:Dera BallanShri Guru Ravidas Mission London

Movements: Religious MovementsBhakti MovementsRavidassia Movements • Panjab Ad-Dharmi Movement • Uttar Pradesh Jatav Movement • Madhya Pradesh Ahirswal Movement • Chhattisgarh Satnami Movement • Andhra & Karnatka Madiga Movement

Terminologies: Religious TerminologyNaamDaanSewadarsSmagamShobha Yatra

Conflicts: Religious ConflictsVienna Attack

Newspapers: Religious NewspaperBegumpura Shaher

Castes and Gotras:List of Ravidassias Gotras

Politics: Begumpura Lok PartyPolitical view of Ravidassias

Literature:List of Books on Ravidassias

Contributions:Ravidassia Relationship with SikhismRavidassia Relationship with HinduismRavidassia Relationship with MuslimsRavidassia Relationship with Christianity

Related topics: CriticismComparative StudiesCultural elements

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Times of India
Thu, 15 May 2014 15:12:22 -0700

Though Gravesham had three Sikh mayors, including Makhan Singh, Narinderjit Singh Thandi and Dhesi, all from Labour party, Bungar happens to be the first ravidassia community member to become a deputy mayor. The meeting in which Bungar was ...

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Niticentral
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 18:30:56 -0800

He has been the chairman of Punjab Forest Development Corporation and also worked as the chairman of Punjab Khadi and Village Industry Board. Sampla, a Dalit leader, belongs to the Ravidassia sect of Punjab. Ravidassias have a considerable hold in ...

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Firstpost
Sun, 09 Nov 2014 03:26:15 -0800

But Sampla, 53, who comes from the Ravidassia Dalit community, has been chosen because the BJP is looking at its own prospects for the 2017 assembly polls in Punjab. Punjab has the highest percentage (over 29 percent) of the Dalit community among all ...

Times of India

Hindustan Times
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 08:42:19 -0800

In Punjab, where the percentage of the SC community (around 31%) is the highest among all states, the BJP has set the ball rolling for the 2017 assembly polls by giving a ministerial berth to the Hoshiarpur MP, who is a Ravidassia community leader ...
 
Times of India
Fri, 03 Feb 2012 17:43:41 -0800

JALANDHAR: Two years after announcing the founding of Ravidassia religion by Dera Ballan, the Asi-Dharmi community has finally installed Amrit Bani Granth at the Guru Ravidass dham - the biggest and most opulent upcoming shrine of the community - in ...
 
South Asian Link
Sat, 03 Aug 2013 14:46:27 -0700

BURNABY – Thirty-one years ago, members of the Raividassia community came together to form an organization and named it, “Shri Guru Ravidass Sabha (Vancouver). Although Ravidassia Sabhas had the origin in Punjab starting in the 1920's, the ...
 
Times of India
Wed, 03 Feb 2010 15:56:05 -0800

JALANDHAR: Opposition is building against the founding of new religion — Ravidassia, complete with a new granth, symbol and motto — as announced last month at the behest of Dera Sachkhand Ballan. Days after Samaj Bachao Morcha raised a banner of ...
 
Indian Express
Wed, 03 Feb 2010 12:18:51 -0800

With no end in sight to the controversy relating to declaration of separate religion by Dera Sachkhand Ballan for the Ravidassia community, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee has called an emergency executive meeting on Thursday at its ...
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