Guru Nanak Birthday, Guru Nanak Jayanti Date, timing and significance

Nov 05, 2017, 02:02
Guru Nanak Birthday, Guru Nanak Jayanti Date, timing and significance

The Guru Nanak Jayanti falls in the month of November on 4th day. It is estimated that there are over 25 million Sikhs around the world and some 500,000 living in America. People celebrate the day by visiting Gurudwaras, eating langar, decorating their houses and lighting diyas.

Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal at the closing ceremony to mark the 548th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak in Guwahati on Saturday.

People chants prayer and hymn singing throughout the day. On this day Sikh community people share happiness, candies to their loved one. In the procession, devotees perform traditional bhangra dance and Gathka, a traditional martial art form. Gurdwaras across the city were decked up with lights and flowers.

The entire nation is celebrating Guru Nanak Birthday today. Guru Nanak enlightened the entire world with his deep and philosophical religious teachings; this is the reason this day is also celebrated as "Prakash Utsav". This is followed by organising "langar", a community lunch. "Satgur Nanak pargatya, miti dhundh jag chanan hoya" and other verses of Gurbani were sung by kirtani jathas and devotees at the procession.

The women, originally from Phagwara, Jalandhar city of Indian Punjab, shared that people in Pakistan have more respect and love for the Sikhism founder than in India. It is important festival celebrated in the all around the globe by Sikh community.

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