"He who forsaking God, the diamond yearneth for other Gods, shall go to hell verily saith Guru Ravidass". Inside view of statue of Shri Guru Ravidass Ji with Giani Mehar Singh Ji reading the Guru Granth Sahib. Shri Guru Ravidass, 15th Century holy man, colleague of Guru Nanak.
Ask not about the caste or family
in which one is born,
What is there in a clan or caste?
All are offspring of the same Lord, O Ravi Dass
None is a man of caste or an outcaste.
Sant Sarwan Dass Ji of Dera Bal, Distt, Jalandhar took the task of carrying the ideals of Shri Guru Ravi Dass Ji to the masses. He made strenuous efforts to make Bani of Guru Ravi Dass Ji popular among the socially backwards, untouchables and dalits and made them to understand the inherent meaning of Bani, the meaning of Begampura.
Shri Guru Ravidass Dharmik Sabha Three community elders preside at worship. Leading the singing. Offering Arti worship Men of the community at worship.
Outside view of Langer Hall which has a capacity to hold 500 people at any one time. The "langer" is served here 24 hours.
The Famous Tamarind Tree (Imlee)
This is the famous tree that has been reported to have been watered by Sant Hari Dass Ji. The story is that Shri Guru Ravidass Ji use to sit under this tree, but over the centuries it dried away. When Sant Hari Dass Ji found this, he immediately started to water it and it came back to life and to this day a piece of history is being looked after by the sewaks (followers).
Shri Guru Ravidass Janam Asthan Mandir , Seer Goverdhanpur, Varanasi, UP India
The sacred heavenly abode - Begumpura - Shri Guru Ravidass Janam Asthan Mandir, Seer Goverdhanpur, Varanasi, UP India is the ultimate destination for peace, prosperity and salvation of our people, the followers of Shri Guru Ravidass Ji. May a visit to this Holy Place of Pilgrimage become a cherished goal of their lives. Above is the front view of the Shri Guru Ravidass Janam Asthan, the Mandir built upon the birthplace of Shri Guru Ravidass Ji.
Guru Ravidass Mandir above was constructed by Member of the Indian Parliament Shri Jagjeevan Ram Ji. This Mandir stands at the foot of the River Ganges. Statue of Shri Guru Ravidass Ji inside Guru Ravidass Mandir
This is the Gate to the Palace of Raja Nagar Mall. It was at this place that Guru Ravidass Ji showed the true meaning of "Janjoo" where he struck his chest with a chisel and showed Raja Nagar Mall that he too possessed the Janjoo.s but they were within his body and soul and not like the Brahmins who wrapped string around their body to show their status as high caste hindu's. Statue of Shri Guru Ravidass Ji under construction at the Guru Ravidass Park
Close up view of the Statue of Shri Guru Ravidass Ji (under construction) Above is the view of the "Shri Guru Ravidass Memorial Gate" which is the entrance of the road that leads to Kanshi the "Birthplace of Shri Guru Ravidass Ji". It is situated a short distance from the University of Varanasi, Benares.