PM Modi, who is in his parliamentary constituency Varanasi, tweeted, "I bow to Guru Ravidas ji on his Jayanti. His thoughts and emphasis on social reform and equality transformed our society and enriched it greatly.

"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 which follows his teachings.

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