Varanasi: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra offered prayers at Sant Ravidas temple in Varanasi on Saturday, the saint’s birth anniversary. Also Read - Guidelines Issued For Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi. Details Here

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“Sant Ravidas tried to create an ideal society with his message of equality, service and goodwill. I had the good fortune to pay tribute at his feet on his birth anniversary in Varanasi. May all benefit from his message,” she tweeted in Hindi.

Sant Ravidas belonged to the Bhakti movement during the 15th and 16th centuries and his hymns are included in the Guru Granth Sahib. He is considered the founder of the 21st-century Ravidassia religion.

Ravidas Jayanti is celebrated on Magh Purnima, which is the full moon day of the Magh month as per the Hindu calendar.

(With inputs from ANI)