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Guru Ravidas kee Hatya ke Pramanik Dastavez

Booklet : Guru Ravidas kee Hatya ke Pramanik Dastavez
(Authentical Documents concerned killing of Saint Ravidas)
Authors : Satnam Singh
Publisher : Samyak Prakashan, New Delhi (1st ed. 2005)
Price : Rs. 40/- only
No. of Pages : 80

Ravidas was not simply a saint but a missionary devoted and dedicated to elevation of consciousness of common man as social and cultural periphery. He was a continuation of the tradition that sprang up with Charvaks and was inherited by Nag community to be popularized in future by Buddha and the saints of nirguna bhakti movement in India. Ravidas opposed special social status of the Brahmins and preached for a common human platform to be shared equally by all. His main enemies were Brahmins. When he discipled Meera, a kshtriya, Brahmins become furious and provoked Rama Sanga to get Ravidas killed and Meera poisoned. Meera proceeded to her native place Medata, where also a Brahmin priest posed stiff opposition against Meera. Consequently, she left this place also and become a renunciate. At Chittor Brahmins continued to torture Ravidas on account of his iconoclastic teaching resembling Buddhist ethics. It was there that he was killed. The incidence of Ravidas’s ripping open his chest for revealing sacred thread is a later falsification to conceal the sins of Brahmmis. It was this sin that led to destruction of Chittor. The Ravidas fort there was built at the insistence of Meera, his disciple.

 

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