New Delhi, Feb 22: Prime Minster Narendra Modi on Monday paid tributes to mystic poet, Sant Ravidas on the occasion of Ravidas Jayanti, the birth anniversary of the Bhakti Movement saint.(Also Read: Varanasi: Narendra Modi chief guest at Banaras Hindu University convocation today) Also Read - ‘One Earth, One Health’: PM Modi Calls For Global Unity To Prevent Future Pandemics At G7 Summit

Modi, who is in his constituency Varanasi, tweeted: “I bow to Guru Ravidas ji on his Jayanti. His thoughts and emphasis on social reform and equality transformed our society and enriched it greatly.” Also Read - G7 Summit Updates: PM Modi to Address 2 Crucial Sessions Tomorrow

Revered in Buddhism, Sikhism and Hinduism, the 14th century Sant Ravidas was born in Varanasi and was a leading figure in the Bhakti Movement.  Sant Ravidas left behind a great legacy and a 21st century cult called Ravidassia follows his teachings. Also Read - Uttar Pradesh Unlock: Traders Urge PM Modi to Announce Relief Package to Overcome Crisis