Guru Nanak Jayanti: Know the History and Importance

Guru Nanak Jayanti

New Delhi: This year Guru Nanak Jayanti is on 19th November. Let us tell you that Guru Nanak Jayanti is considered to be the biggest and most important festival of the Sikhs. Guru Nanak Jayanti is celebrated in Sikhism every year on the full moon day of Kartik month. On this day, the followers of Sikhism worship Waheguru and do bhajan-kirtan. It is a very holy festival for the Sikhs. So let’s know some important information about Guru Nanak Jayanti….

Many Names of Guru Nanak Jayanti
Let us tell you that the biggest festival celebrated in Sikhism i.e. Guru Nanak Jayanti has many names. Hence this Guru Nanak Jayanti is known by different names everywhere. Guru Nanak Jayanti is also known as Prakash Parv, Guru Parv, Guru Purab. Guru Nanak Jayanti is celebrated every year on the full moon day of Kartik month (prakash parav).

Guru Nanak founded Sikhism
The creator of Sikhism is Saint Guru Nanak. Yes, let us tell you that it was Guru Nanak Dev Ji who founded Sikhism. On the day of Guru Nanak Jayanti i.e. Prakash Parv, religious rituals begin in the gurudwaras from early morning and continue till late at night. People also recite Guruvani on this day. Langar is also organized in the evening on the day of Prakash Parv. in which the followers take food. People are fed food in large numbers.

Know the history of Guru Nanak Jayanti
Actually, the first Guru of Sikhism was Guru Nanak Dev. Guru Nanak Dev Ji was born on 1469 AD. Nanak Ji was born on Kartik Purnima in 1469 in a village named Talwandi situated on the banks of the Ravi river in the Punjab (Pakistan) region. However, now this birthplace of Guru Nanak Ji is now in Nankana Sahib present in Punjab province of Pakistan.

Let us tell you that now the name of this holy place is known as Guru Nanak Dev. Here people not only from the country but also from abroad come to visit the famous Gurdwara Nankana Sahib. It is said that this Gurudwara ‘Nankana Sahib’ was built by Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the king of the Sikh Empire.

Guru Nanak Jayanti

Precious Thoughts of Guru Nanak Dev

  1. God is one and His name is Truth.
  2. We should speak only those things which get respect.
  3. This world is a drama, created in our dreams.
  4. Meditate in the peace of your home and the angels of death will never touch you.
  5. A person who does not believe in himself can never have faith in God.