Guru Nanak Gurpurab is a very special day for Sikhs around the world to celebrate the birth anniversary of their Guru – the master and messenger of God – Guru Nanak Ji. This year it is celebrated on 23rd November 2018. Every year the date of his birthday changes according to the Hindu calendar as it falls in the month of Kartik and is celebrated on a full moon day in this month. | Interesting Facts about Guru Nanak Gurpurab |
Guru Nanak is the founder of Sikhism and is worshipped by the Sikh community and his birthday is the celebration of the great life he lived. Gurpurab celebrations begin at least two days in advance with the reading of the Guru Granth Sahib, the holy book of Sikh community called Alhand Path, it is a 48-hour long, non-stop reading of the book. This day is a reminder for the devotees to follow the teachings of Guru Nanak and devotee their life in the selfless service of God.
Interesting Facts about Guru Nanak Gurpurab
- Guru Nanak Dev Ji was born to Mehta Kaloo Ji and mother Mata Tripata Ji in 1469 A.D. in at Talwandi, Nanakana Sahib. Now this place is in Pakistan.
- Guru Nanak propagated that all mankind should love and respect each other. He was against case inequality and gender discrimination.
- There are almost 19 million Sikhs in India and even many families have settled in UK, USA, and Canada.
- Guru Nanak Jayanti is also known as ‘Guru Nanak’s Prakash Utsav’ and ‘Guru Nanak Gurpurab’.
- Gurpurab means ‘festival of the Gurus. It is one of the most religious days celebrated in Sikh religion and is celebrated mostly in Punjab and Haryana on a massive scale.
- Guru Nanak’s teachings can be found in the Sikh scripture Guru Granth Sahib, as a vast collection of revelatory verses recorded in Gurmukhi.