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Prime Minister Narendra Modi lays foundation of Sant Ravidas Temple

Published on August 14, 2023
Current Context: The Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of a temple-cum-memorial dedicated to the mystic poet and social reformer Sant Ravidas in the Sagar district of Madhya Pradesh on Saturday, August 12, 2023.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi lays foundation of Sant Ravidas Temple
  • The temple-cum-memorial, named as Shiromani Gurudev Shri Ravidas ji Memorial, will be built at a cost of Rs. 100 crore at Badtuma village, about 40 km from Sagar city. The memorial will have a grand temple in Nagar style, a museum, a library, a Sangat hall, a Jal Kund, and a Bhakt Niwas.
  • The temple will also display the teachings and works of Sant Ravidas, who was a 15th-century saint and a prominent figure in the Bhakti movement.
  • The memorial is steeped in the spirit of ‘Samrasta’ (social harmony), as the soil from more than 20,000 villages and water from more than 300 rivers have been used in it.
  • Sant Ravidas was born in Varanasi and belonged to a low-caste leather-working community. He challenged the caste system and social discrimination through his poems and songs, which advocated equality, justice, and human dignity.

Question:

Q.1 What is the name of the temple-cum-memorial dedicated to Sant Ravidas that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of?
a. Sant Ravidas Bhavan
b. Shri Guru Ravidas Mandir
c. Sant Ravidas Smarak
d. Shiromani Gurudev Shri Ravidas ji Memorial
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