The 335th Mahanirvana Parva of Guru Ram Rai was observed by his followers on Tuesday. Mahant Devendra Dass led a special prayer at Darbar Sahib to mark the day. A Langar was also organised on the occasion. Addressing the congregation, Mahant Devendra Dass said that the position of Guru is even higher than the God and those who follow the path laid down by the Guru achieve all the goals in life.
The founder of Udasin sect, Guru Ram Rai was born in the year 1646 and it is said that he arrived in Dehradun in the year 1676. It is believed that Dehradun got its name by the ‘Dera’ of Guru Ram Rai . He died on Bhadrasudi eighth Sanwat 1744 ( 4 September 1687). His followers observe the day as Mahanirvana Parva.