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2023 Guru Nanak Jayanti - History and Significance of Guru Nanak Jayanti

Know the History and Significance of Guru Nanak Jayanti

Guru Parv or Prakash Parv is celebrated on the birthday of Guru Nanak Jayanti, the founder of Sikhism. On the day of Guru Nanak Jayanti, folks of the Sikh community chant 'Vahe Guru, Vahe Guru' and take out Prabhat Pheri in the morning.

In the gurudwara, they carry out Shabad-Kirtan, offer Rumala, and offer langar to people in the evening. On the day of Guru Parv, people of Sikhism do service according to their religion and recite Guru Nanak's teachings i.e. Guruvani. Let us tell you that Guru Nanak Jayanti is celebrated on the day of Kartik Purnima. This day also marks the Diwali of Gods.

When is Guru Nanak Jayanti?

According to the Hindu calendar, Guru Nanak Jayanti is celebrated on the full moon day of Kartik month. According to the Gregorian calendar, Guru Parva falls in the month of November yearly. Guru Parv is celebrated on the day of Kartik Purnima.

Who was Guru Nanak?

Guru Nanak was the founder and first Guru of the Sikh community. It was he who laid the foundation of Sikh society. His followers call him as Nanak Dev Ji, Baba Nanak and Nankashah. At the same time, in Ladakh and Tibet, he's called Nanak Lama. Guru Nanak Ji spent his whole life in the service of humanity. He preached not only in India but also in Afghanistan, Iran, and Arab countries. In Punjabi language, his journey is named 'gloom'. His first 'unhappiness' was in October 1507 AD. From 1515 A.D. Stayed till At the age of 16, he married a girl named Sulakhani and became the father of two sons Srichand and Lakhmidas. He died in 1539 in a hospice in Kartarpur (now in Pakistan). Before his death, he declared his disciple brother Lahna as the heir who later became known as Guru Angad Dev. Guru Angad Dev became the second Guru of Sikhism.

Childhood story of Guru Nanak dev Ji

When Guru Nanak Dev Ji was younger. One day he went to another locality on the go. The woman was sitting in the verandah of a house and was crying loudly. Nanak went inside the verandah and asked the reason for crying. The girl additionally had a newborn baby in her lap. The girl replied crying, "This is my son. I am crying on the fate of this. If I had taken birth elsewhere, I would have lived alive for a few days. It took birth in my house and now it will die."

Nanak asked- "Who told you," The woman said- "Before this, no more children were left." Nanak took the child in his lap. Nanak said- "It has to be loss of life, isn't it?" The woman answered sure. Then Nanak stated - "You hand this child over to me." The woman agreed and Nanak ji named the child Mardana. Nanak said- "It is mine. Now I hand it over to you. When it is needed, I will take it." Nanak got here out and the child didn't die. Here, the child went forward and became an incredible friend and disciple of Guru Nanak. Throughout his life, he served Guru Nanak.

Guru Nanak Dev Ji gave many sermons to improve the society, which is as follows…

  • God is one. He exists everywhere. He is the "Father" of all of us, so we should reside lovingly with everyone.
  • The kings and emperors of big states with wealth and prosperity can't be compared to the ant in which the love of God is full.
  • Stay stress-free and keep doing your work continuously and always be happy.
  • After sacrificing any sort of greed, you need to work laboriously along with your arms and earn cash in truthful methods.
  • Only converse those who bring respect for you.
  • People should give the message of affection, unity, equality, brotherhood, and religious gentle.
  • Money should be confined to the pocket. He shouldn't enable him to make a spot in his coronary heart.
  • Women and women ought to be respected. He considered all women and men equal.
  • Before conquering the world, it is very vital to conquer your vices.
  • Arrogance doesn't allow a human being to be a human being, so should not be arrogant, but should be humble and lead a life of service.

Why is Guru Nanak Jayanti celebrated?

Guru Parv or Prakash Parv is celebrated in the pleasure of the birth of Guru Nanak Ji. There is also a very well-known Gurdwara Nankana Sahib, which is taken into account a well-known religious place of Sikhs. People come from everywhere in the world to see this gurudwara. Let me let you know, Maharaja Ranjit Singh (Maharaja Ranjit Singh), the king of the well-known Sikh Empire, named Sher-E-Punjab, built the Gurdwara Nankana Sahib. People of the Sikh group celebrate Guru Nanak Jayanti on the day of Kartik Purnima, which comes 15 days after Diwali.

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