Asif Israiel Khan

Jammu, Feb 9: Guru Ravidas Jayanti is celebrating across the country as well as  in Jammu on Sunday. Sant Ravidas was a 14th-century saint and reformer of the Bhakti movement in North India.

Guru Ravidas Jayanti takes place in the full moon of the month of Magh on the Hindu Calendar. On the Gregorian Calendar, it normally falls sometime in February.

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to Guru Ravidas. In his message, President Kovind said Guru Ravidas gave the message of peace, harmony and fraternity.

In a tweet Prime Minister Modi said, Guru Ravidas emphasized harmony and brotherhood for a positive change in the society which is still relevant today. The Prime Minister said, his education based on justice, equality and service will continue to inspire people in every age.