Celebrate Guru Nanak Jayanti with Full Fervour, Win God's Grace

23 Nov 2018

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For sure, India is a land of immense diversity and richness. There are myriads of cultures, languages and religions on this land, each exhibiting its own specific characteristics and uniqueness. And one of the important religious communities are the Sikhs. Well, Sikhs can be broadly described as a martial community of North India (in their origin) known for their valour and broad-mindedness.

Guru Nanak Jayanti: Date And Tithi

Sikhism (the religion of the Sikhs) originated in the Northern state of Punjab in the 15th century. It was founded by Guru Nanak, who was the first of the 10 Sikh Gurus. His birth is celebrated worldwide as Guru Nanak Gurpurab on Kartik Pooranmashi, the full-moon day in the month of Katak, October–November. This year in 2018 it falls on 23rd November.

The Importance Of Guru Nanak Jayanti

The festival of Guru Nanak Jayanti is celebrated with immense fervour and enthusiasm especially in North India and is marked over a period of three days. On this day, the gurudwaras are decorated with flowers and lights. Two days before his birth anniversary, Akhand Path is held in the Gurudwaras. It is a practice of non-stop reading of Gur Granth Sahib, the religious book of Sikhs, for 48 hours. One day before the birthday of Guru Nanak, devotees organise a procession which is led by Panj Pyaras. The Sikh flag known as the Nishan Sahib and the Palanquin of Guru Granth Sahib are carried in a procession. Group of singers participate in the procession and sing hymns. These processions are popular in the state of Punjab. Are you concerned about your relationships? Access the Relationships Ask 3 Questions and get the golden guidance

Rituals On Guru Nanak Jayanti

On the day of Guru Nanak Gurpurab, people wake up early in the morning (before sunrise) and go for Prabhat Pheris. ‘Prabhat’ means morning and ‘Pheris’ means taking rounds. It is a ritual where devotees gather in nearby Gurudwaras and take early morning rounds around the society and recite morning hymns or Asa-di-Var, hymns from Sikh scriptures. In the afternoon, Gurudwaras organise Langars, a free communal meal for everyone. The food is offered as a form of seva (service) and bhakti (devotion). Karah Parshad or Prasad is also offered to all devotees.

The Teachings Of Guru Nanak

On the day of Guru Nanak Gurpurab, people wake up early in the morning (before sunrise) and go for Prabhat Pheris. ‘Prabhat’ means morning and ‘Pheris’ means taking rounds. It is a ritual where devotees gather in nearby Gurudwaras and take early morning rounds around the society and recite morning hymns or Asa-di-Var, hymns from Sikh scriptures. In the afternoon, Gurudwaras organise Langars, a free communal meal for everyone. The food is offered as a form of seva (service) and bhakti (devotion). Karah Parshad or Prasad is also offered to all devotees.

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