Why is the Jayanti of Guru Nanak Dev Ji celebrated across the world?
The most important religious occasion for Sikhism believers is Guru Nanak Dev Ji Jayanti: Birthday also known as Gurpurab or Guru Nanak’s Prakash Utsav. It is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Guru Nanak Dev, the first Sikh Guru.
Gurupurab is a Sikhism festival commemorating the birth of the 10 gurus. The anniversaries of the 10 Sikh Gurus are celebrated at all of their festivals. These Gurus are in charge of developing Sikhism’s beliefs.
Guru Nanak Dev Ji Jayanti marks the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of Sikhism and the first of Sikhism’s ten holy gurus. This is one of the most important holidays for Sikhs all over the globe, and it is observed with great devotion and affection.
Two days before Guru Nanak Dev Ji Jayanti, the Akhand Path (a 48-hour reading of the Guru Granth Sahib) is conducted. Additionally, one day before the Guruparab festivities, a Nagarkirtan is held.
When is Guru Nanak Jayanti?
Guru Nanak Dev Ji Jayanti will be celebrated on November 19, 2021. Guru Nanak’s Prakash Utsab and Guru Nanak Dev Ji Gurupurab are other names for it.
People begin preparing for the Prabhat Feri (or dawn march) fifteen days ahead to Guruparb every morning since this festival is celebrated with such zeal among the Sikh community.
This festival is traditionally held around the full moon in the Hindu month of Karthik. Amit Shah, days ahead of Guru Nanak Dev Ji Gurupurab 2021, declares that the Kartarput corridor will reopen tomorrow.
History Of Guru Nanak Dev Ji Jayanti
Lets know about Guru Nanak Dev ji.
Guru Nanak Dev Ji was a highly educated man whose political, social, and spiritual opinions were well-known. In 1469, he was born in a Hemkund Sahib that is today part of Pakistan. Nankana Sahib, his birthplace, is one of the holiest locations for Sikhs, and every Sikh wants to visit the Nankana Sahib at least once in their life.
Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s finest attribute was that he taught that God is one and that you may contact him simply by remembering him in your heart. As a result, the Guru Granth Sahib, a compilation of poetry written in Gurmukhi and available to all readers, captures his teachings focused on purity, service, and goodwill.
Furthermore, during Guru Nanak Dev Ji Jayanti, Sikhs take an oath to follow Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s teachings, which include mastering five emotions: desire, wrath, greed, attachment, and pride.
They are also reminded of Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s three guiding principles of Sikhism, which they should strive to follow throughout their lives. Naam japna (always remembering God), kirat karna (always ready to serve others selflessly), and vand ke shakhana are the three guiding principles (sharing whatever you have with people).
How to celebareted Guru Nanak dev ji Jayanti
People also begin their day early in the morning at 04:00 PM, chanting prayers, to commemorate this fortunate day. This period is also known as the Amrit Vela, after which devotees chant the Asa ki Vaar (morning hymns), recite Kathas, and finally perform a Kirtan.
At the end of the day, Sikhs gather at different Gurudwara premises for a Langar, which is a method for them to foster communal values, serve meals to those in need regardless of caste, religion, or culture, and continue their Sikh heritage of selfless service. Traditional foods such as Kadha Prasad are prepared by many devotees.