Today, November 19, is celebrated as the auspicious festival of Guru Nanak Jayanti. It marks the birthday anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, one of the top ten Sikh masters. Sikhs believe that Guru Nanak Dev Ji brought enlightenment to the world. This year is the 552th anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev’s birth. The festival was grandly celebrated in the Golden Temple, the spiritual holy site of Sikhism. This is the view of the Golden Temple illuminated on the eve of Guru Nanak Dev.Guru Purab’s birthday. It is celebrated every year.
However, the date is different every time. According to the lunar calendar, Guru Nanak Jayanti celebrates Kartik Purnima 15 days after Diwali. Guru Nanak Dev Ji is the founder of Sikhism and the first master of Sikhism. He was born in Sahib, South Kanas in 1469. People believe that his birth is a sign of divinity. His birthday is known as Guru Nanak Jayanti in the world.
The celebration of this festival started about two days ago with a 48-hour uninterrupted recitation of Guru Granth Sahib called Akhand Path. A parade called Nagarkirtan was organized on the day before Guru Nanak’s birthday. It is led by five men known as Panj Pyare, who are holding the Sikh pennant Nishan Sahib. Guru Nanak Jayanti is to commemorate the life, achievements, and most importantly, his legacy of Guru Nanak Dev Ji.
He firmly believes that a person can establish a connection with God through sincere prayer. He discourages traditions including sacrifices. All the teachings and preaching of Guru Nanak Dev Ji are combined to form a holy book called Guru Granth Sahib. It is the central sacred religious text of Sikhism. These verses promote selfless service to mankind and bring prosperity and social justice to all, regardless of difference.
News Source : Hindustan Times