Guru Nanak Jayanti 2022: The sacred festival of Guru Nanak Jayanti is right around the corner. It marks the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Find out when is Guru Nanak Jayanti, the festival’s history, significance and more inside.
Guru Nanak was born on 15 April 1469 at a place called Talwandi, which is now in the Punjab part of Pakistan. There have been 10 Gurus in Sikhism, it’s believed that Guru Nanak Ji founded Sikhism. Guru Nanak had in his personality the rates of champion, yogi, householder, religious leftist, social leftist, minstrel, loyalist and Vishwabandhu.
Guru Nanak Jayanti is celebrated yearly on the full moon date of Kartik month. This time the date falls on 8th November. The jubilee is celebrated to recognize the birth anniversary of the Guru Nanak Dev. The jubilee is also known as Guru Purab or Prakash Parv.
Kartik Purnima tithi begins – 04:15 on November 7
Kartik Purnima tithi ends – 04:31 on November 8
Then’s all you need to know about the history and date of Guru Nanak Jayanti. Guru Nanak Jayanti, also known as Guru Nanak’s Prakash Utsav, Gurpurab, and Guru Nanak Dev Ji Jayanti, commemorates the birth anniversary of the author of Sikhism, Guru Nanak. This jubilee highlights the essential training of Guru Nanak and is celebrated in utmost corridor of India, especially in the state of Punjab, where Sikhism is extensively current.
As we draw nearer to the commemoration of this inspiring jubilee, then’s everything you need to know about Guru Nanak Jayanti.
How is Guru Nanak Jayanti celebrated in India?
fests generally commence two days before Guru Nanak Jayanti in the Gurudwaras. Enumeration of the Guru Granth Sahib called the ‘ Akhand Path ’( which means unchecked prayer) begins for a 48- hournon-stop session on the day before Guru Nanak Jayanti. A procession called ‘ Nagarkirtan ’ is held, led by five men holding the Sikh triangular flag.
The jubilee generally begins with ‘ Prabhat Pheris ’ or early morning processions at Gurudwaras. The procession passes through thoroughfares that are decorated with flags and flowers. The holy Guru entitlement Sahib is placed in a palanquin while people sing religious hymns in groups and play traditional musical instruments. Some also display their martial trades chops.
Langar and community service
In the Sikh tradition, ‘ Langar ’ means an almshouse or a place for the indigent and is the name given to the community kitchen in a gurdwara. The Langar is a place that provides food to anyone in need – irrespective of estate, class, religion or gender. The conception of this community kitchen is to drink everyone as the Guru’s guests.
The Sikh community is known to come forward and give food and sanctum at the gurdwaras to those in need. The lunch is prepared by levies and is offered to everybody. Distributing food is considered a part of community service( Seva) in the Sikh culture.
Kada Prasad is the traditional sweet that’s made and distributed in large amounts for this jubilee.
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Places to visit during Guru Nanak Jayanti
The stylish place to celebrate the jubilee in India is The Golden Temple in Amritsar, where addicts stay in the gurdwara and seek the blessings of their Guru. Then, the Akal Takht( seats of power) is illuminated every time on Guru Nanak’s birthday.
The Gurdwara Nankana Sahib lies across the country’s border and attracts pilgrims all time round as it was the motherland of Guru Nanak ji. The hill station of Kullu also erected the Gurdwara Manikaran Sahib in memory of Guru Nanak. As per the legend, this area was formerly visited by Guru Nanak and his congregation of Sikhs and had hence come a popular place for addicts.
Gurudwara Sis Ganj is positioned in Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi and was erected in honour of the Guru Tegh Bahadur, who was guillotined then by Emperor Aurangzeb. It’s one of the most popular Sikh passage centres in Delhi. The gurdwara has a prayer hall, a two- storey structure accompanied by glass chandeliers and a high ceiling.
The Sikhs worldwide take great pride in their rich religion and mark the occasion by flashing back informational training of Guru Nanak Dev.
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