Guru Nanak Jayanti 2019: History And Importance

Guru Nanak Jayanti 2019: Guru Nanak Dev Ji was born on 15 April 1469 in Rai Bhauke Talwandi, Punjab (now in Pakistan). The village is also known as Nankana Sahib which is located near Lahore. His father’s name was Mehta Kalu Ji who was an accountant. His mother’s name was Lata Trupti. He spent his childhood days with his elder sister, Babe Nanaki.

Some Important Information About Guru Nanak Dev

Date of Birth: April 15, 1469

Place of birth: Rai Bhoy Ki Talwandi (now Pakistan)

Father Name: Mehta Kalou

Mother’s name: Mata Tripta

Husband’s name: Mata al-Salkhni

Children: Sri Chand and Lahmi Das

Famous as: Founder of Sikhism, the first teacher of 10 Sikh Gurus

Died: September 22, 1539

Place of death: Karterpur (now in Pakistan)

Place of rest: Gurudwara Darbar Sahib, Karachi, Pakistan

He was the founder of Sikhism and the first teacher of ten Sikh teachers. To spread his teachings, he traveled through South Asia and the Middle East. His education was taught in the form of 974 hymns mention in the Guru Granth Sahib of the Sikhs.

Guru Nanak Jayanti 2019: History And Importance
Celebrate Guru Nanak Jayanti

He was an extraordinary child with a special divine grace. His ideas were quite different from others and he refuse to participate in traditional religious rituals. He also spoke against various prevailing social practices including the Caste system, the pagan and cult of demigods. Guru Nanak Ji, aged 16, has mastered many religious texts and languages such as Sanskrit, Persian, and Hindi.

In 1487, he was married to Mata Sulakhni Ji and has two sons, Sri Chand and Lakhmi Das. Guru Nanak Ji had a Muslim childhood friend named Bhai Mardana. He moved to the city of Sultanpur Lodi, where he took the post of accountant in charge of the stores of the local governor. He worked during the day, but early in the morning and nights, meditated and sang hymns accompanied by Bhai Mardana on the mooring string instrument.

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One early morning while bathing in Vain Nadi, Guru Ji heard a voice from God and asked him to devote his entire life to the service of humanity. Therefore, Guru Nanak Ji traveled, over the next 30 years, accompanied by Papa Mardana, and visited four major places in India, South Asia, Tibet and Arabia covering about 30,000 kilometers. The people preached in the journey a new concept of God: “The Supreme, all strong and truthful, without form (Nirankar), without fear (Nirbhao), without hatred (Norvir), only (Ik), independent self (Saiphang), incomprehensible Creator And eternal of all things (Karta Purakh), eternal and absolute truth (Satnam). “

Guru Nanak-Ji has always emphasized that God is “One” dwells in each of his creations, and anyone can directly access God without the need for any rituals or priests. In the last years of his life, Guru Nanak Dev Gee settled in the town of Karatpur on the banks of the Ravi River (Rabi) in Punjab (now Pakistan). Here, introduce the Langar Foundation which is a free share kitchen in Kartarpur. In 1539, he passed away and installed Bhai Lina Ji (Guru Arjan Dev Ji) at Nanak II.

Teachings Of Guru Nanak Dev

Guru Nanak Jayanti 2019: History And Importance
Teachings Of Guru Nanak Dev

Guru Nanak Jayanti 2019: He founded three columns of Sikhism: Yes Gabina, Kirat Karni, and Vand Chakna. celebrating the 550th birthday of Guru Nanak Gee, is, therefore, celebrating with full enthusiasm on November 12 in India and in many parts of the world.

Guru Nanak Dev Ji is the first guru of 10 Sikh gurus and the founder of the Sikh religion. This event is also known as Guru Parv, Gurupurab or Guru Prakash Parv. According to the Hindu calendar, a full moon falls in the month of Kartik Puranmashi. And according to the Gregorian calendar, it falls in October and November. This festival is not only celebrate in India with enthusiasm but also in various parts of the world. This year, it falls on November 12, 2019.

How Is Guru Nanak Jayanti Celebrate

Guru Nanak Jayanti 2019: History And Importance
How Is Guru Nanak Jayanti Celebrate

Guru Nanak Jayanti 2019: Basically, Guru Nanak Jayanti is a three-day festival that is celebrate with great enthusiasm. Two days before the birthday of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, Akhand Road takes place in the Gurudwaras. On this path, 48 hours of non-stop reading are perform on the Guru Granth Sahib, the religious book of the Sikh religion. One day before the anniversary, a procession is organize which is led by Panj Pyaras and known as Nagarkirtan. In the procession, the Sikh flag known as Nishan Sahib and the Palanquin of Sri Guru Granth Sahib are worn. Different groups of singers participate, sing hymns with fanfares in the procession.

The main day of Guru Nanak Jayanti or his birthday, people get up early in the morning to sing Asa-di-Var or some morning hymns from the Sikh scriptures. In the Gurudwaras, priests recite poems to the glory of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Langar or a special community lunch is serve in the afternoon and is enjoy by the Sikh community and others. “Gatka” which is a particular type of martial art is perform by people on this occasion with the sword.


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