Guru Ghasidas Jayanti: Who was Guru Ghasidas and why is his birth anniversary celebrated?

Guru Ghasidas Jayanti: Who was Guru Ghasidas and why is his birth anniversary celebrated?

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Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya,Guru Ghasidas National Park, Guru Ghasidas University 

Guru Ghasidas  was born in a village called Giroudpuri in Raipur district of Chhattisgarh. Guru Ghasidas father’s name was Mahngu Das and their mother’s name was Amrotin Devi and his wife was Safura Devi.

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Guru Ghasidas was born at a time when the society was dominated by untouchability, high-handedness, lies, and fraud, Guru Ghasidas gave the message of unity, brotherhood and harmony in the society at such a time.

It was because of Guru Ghasida’s unwavering faith in the truth that he showed many miracles in childhood, which had a great impact on people.

Guru Ghasidas inspired the people of society to live a sattvik life. Guru Ghasidas not only worshiped the truth but also created a new awakening in the society and used the knowledge and power gained from his austerity to serve humanity.

Due to this effect, millions of people became followers of Guru Ghasidas. Then ‘Satnam Panth’ was established in Chhattisgarh.

People of this sect consider him as an Avatari Purush. Among the main compositions of Guru Ghasidas, his seven words are distinguished as the ‘Sapta Siddhanta’ of the Satnam Panth. Therefore, the founder of Satnam Panth is also considered to be Guru Ghasidas.

Where did Guru Ghasidas study?

Guru Ghasidas is believed to have attained knowledge while doing penance under a tree located on the Bilaspur Road (presently) in Sarangarh tehsil of Raigarh district of Chhattisgarh where today Guru Ghasidas flower garden is established.
Guru Ghasidas rejected the caste disparities prevailing in society. Guru Ghasidas denied the dominance of Brahmins and opposed the caste system divided into several varnas.

Guru Ghasidas believed that every person in a society has a socially equal status. Guru Ghasidas forbade the worship of idols. Guru Ghasidas believed that there is a deep connection between people of higher varna and idol worship.

Guru Ghasidas used to learn to love animals too. They were against him behaving brutally.

According to the Satnam Panth, cows should not be used for farming. The messages of Guru Ghasidas had a profound impact on the backward community of society.

According to the census of 1901, at that time around 4 lakh, people had joined the Satnam Panth and were followers of Guru Ghasidas.

The principles of Guru Ghasidas had a profound influence on the first freedom fighter of Chhattisgarh, Veer Narayan Singh.

The messages of Guru Ghasidas and his biography were also widely spread through the songs and dances. It is also considered to be the famous folk genre of Chhattisgarh.

When is Guru Ghasidas Jayanti?

In the entire state of Chhattisgarh, the birth anniversary of Guru Ghasidas is celebrated with full devotion and fervor as a large-scale celebration from 18 December.
The birth anniversary of Guru Ghasidas gives us inspiration to worship and worship increases good thinking and concentration. This gives inspiration to do good work in the society.
Only a person walking the path described by Guru Ghasidas can progress himself and his family in his life.

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