Prime Minster of India 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.
Modi, who is in his constituency Varanasi, tweeted:
I bow to Guru Ravidas ji on his Jayanti. His thoughts & emphasis on social reform & equality transformed our society & enriched it greatly.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 22, 2016
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.