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Sant Ravidas

Guru Ravidas
Ravidas, poet and mystic, was born to Raghu and Ghurbinia, who lived near the city of Varanasi. Not much biographical information about him is available, but, from what can be made out of his own compositions, he belonged to a low-caste family. He followed the family profession of tanning hides and making shoes. Gradually he started spending most of his time in the company of saints and Sadhus and built himself a thatched hut wherein he received and entertained wandering ascetics. Many stories became current about his simplicity and piety of nature.
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Guru Ravidas

Guru Ravidas Bornuncertain, ~1450
Varanasi, IndiaDieduncertain, ~1520
Varanasi, IndiaHonorsVenerated as a Sant in Ravidassia religion and having hymns included in the Guru Granth Sahib
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