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4 years ago  ::  Mar 03, 2010 - 2:56AM #1
Ravidassia
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The followers of Shri Guru Ravidass Maharaj Ji recently declared a new religion called Ravidassia, breaking the ties with Sikhism.


Ravidassia (Punjabi: ਰਬਿਦਾਸੀ or ਆਦ ਧਰਮ ) is a tradition based on the teachings of Shri Guru Ravidass Ji, who is considered the Satguru.


Ravidassia tradition itself is not a part of Sikhism but are part of the larger Sikh ethnic group, other teachings of Shri Guru Ravidass Ji are part of the holy Sikh scriptures, the Guru Granth Sahib.


In 14th century India, Shri Guru Ravidass Ji, a Dalit by birth, taught spirituality and tried to bring forward the equality message of Guru Nanak Dev based on emancipation from the oppression of the Indian caste system. He was born in an oppressed community known as Chamars, who were considered “untouchable”.


Shri Guru Ravidass Ji attracted the lowest strata of Hindu society according to the caste system.


A member of the Ravidassia sect is called a “Ravidassia”.


For more info please visit their website: ravidassia.wordpress.com/

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4 years ago  ::  Apr 25, 2010 - 4:51PM #2
Harold
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Apparently, this new religion is shaking up the worldwide Sikh community. Unlike the more well pop-gurus, they don't claim to provide sexual enlightenment or short term health benefits (about as useful to love-gurus as a third hand). Although deeply rooted in their society, the Sikhs do not officially recognize the Hindu-based caste system, so it makes sense that they would attract the "lower strata" of society. Other than judging people solely on their merits (and not caste), the Ravidassia Sikhs break away from the main Sikhs by worshipping living gurus.

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