Guru Nanak Jayanti 2021:- Date, purnima tithi, history and significance

Gurupurab is celebrated on the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev. Guru Nanak was the first Guru of Sikhs and was the founder of Sikhism. This year, Gurupurab falls on November 19.

All the Gurudwaras are decorated with flowers, lights and diyas on Gurupurab

Guru Nanak Jayanti, also known as Gurupurab is one of the most auspicious days of Sikh community. Gurupurab is celebrated on the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev. Guru Nanak was the first Guru of Sikhs and was the founder of Sikhism. In 2021, there is the 552nd birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.

Guru Nanak Jayanti 2021:- Date and purnima tithi

Every year, Guru Nanak Jayanti is celebrated on Kartik Purnima. This year, it falls on November 19. Purnima tithi begins- 12:00 pm on November 18 and purnima tithi ends- 2:26 pm on November 19.

Guru Nanak Jayanti:- History

Guru Nanak Dev is the first Guru of ten Gurus of Sikh community. He was born in the year 1469 in Rai Bhoi ki Talwandi, which is now known as Nankana Sahib. His teachings and life-lessons are in Guru Granth Sahib (the holy book of Sikhs). Guru Nanak said that the God is one (Ek Onkar) which we can read in the beginning of Japji Sahib.

Guru Nanak Jayanti:- Significance

Before a few days of Guru Nanak Jayanti, prabhat pheri or morning processions are held at Gurudwara. All the Gurudwaras are decorated with flowers, lights and diyas. One or two days before Gurupurab, Nagar Kirtan is held at Gurudwara. The Panj pyaras lead the Nagar Kirtan.

The festivities of Guru Nanak jayanti begin at Amrit vela. Before two days, Akhand Path  or a 48 hour non-stop Guru Granth Sahib reading is held in Gurudwaras. People reach Gurudwaras and pay tribute to Guru Nanak Dev on his birth anniversary. After Akhand Path Sahib, Kirtans are held and devotees sing hymns. People of all caste, creed, religion get together and eat langar (meal). The katha and kirtan recitations continue whole day.

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