Prime Minster Narendra Modi on Monday paid tributes to mystic poet, Sant Ravidas on the occasion of Ravidas Jayanti, the birth anniversary of the Bhakti Movement saint.
Modi, who is in his 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 follows his teachings.