Guru Nanak Jayanti 2021: Just as Diwali is the biggest festival in the month of Kartik in Hinduism, in the same way, Guru Nanak Jayanti celebrated on the full moon of Kartik month is the biggest festival for Sikhism. It is also called Prakash Parv or Guru Parv. On this day, the first Guru of Sikhism, Guru Nanak Dev Ji, was born. On this day, the followers of Sikhism recite Bhajan Kirtan and chant Waheguru. Let us tell you that Guru Nanak Jayanti is on 19th November this year.
Diwali is celebrated on the new moon of Kartik month, and fifteen days after that, on the full moon of Kartik, Guru Nanak Jayanti is celebrated. Along with this, there are large-scale programs for which preparations are started a month in advance. Prabhat pheri is taken out with drums. Sikhs serve in the Gurdwaras according to their reverence for society.
History of Guru Nanak Dev Ji
In 1469 AD, the first Guru of Sikhism, Guru Nanak Dev Ji, was born. He was born at a place named Bhoi ki Talwandi (Rai Bhoi di Talwandi), which is now in Nankana Sahib in the Punjab province of Pakistan. This place was named after Nanak Dev. Here is the famous Gurdwara Nankana Sahib in the country and abroad. Gurdwara Nankana Sahib was built by Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the king of the Sikh Empire known as Sher-e Punjab.
Who is Guru Nanak Ji
Guru Nanak Ji was the first Guru of the Sikh community and also the founder of this religion. It is said that he had laid the foundation of Sikh society. Those who believe in him call him Nanak Dev and Baba Nanak, as well as Nanak Shah. He is also called Nanak Lama in the region of Ladakh and Tibet. Guru Nanak Dev devoted his life to the welfare of human society. Not only in India, he went out and preached in Afghanistan, Iran, and Arab countries also. At 16, he married a young woman named Sulakkhani and later became the father of two sons, Srichand and Lakhmidas. He died in 1539 AD in Kartarpur (which is now in Pakistan). Even before his death, he announced the name of his disciple Bhai Lahna, who later came to be known as Guru Angad Dev, as his successor. This Guru Angad Dev became the second Guru of Sikhism.