Amritsar's Golden Temple lit up on Guru Nanak Jayanti

Amritsar's Golden Temple lit up on Guru Nanak Jayanti

Guru Nanak also taught the equality in the Sikh Langar (kitchen) so that in every gurudwara has a langar where all people offered free meal regardless of their color or religion.

The teachings and ideals of Guru Nanak are still relevant and will be in future too.

Guru Nanak Jayanti, also known as Guru Nanak Gurpurab, celebrates the birth of the first Guru Nanak, and is considered one of the most sacred festivals among Sikhs.

Guru Nanak Dev's birth anniversary mega celebrations at Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University, Fatehgarh Sahib were concluded with the bhog of Sri Sehaj Path.

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Guru Nanak, founder of Sikhism, was born in 1469 at Nankana Sahib near Lahore, now in Pakistan. His teachings remain a source of inspiration for Sikhs around the world. In 2017, Guru Nanak Jayanti falls on November 4. Baba Guru Nanak Dev, the first guru of Sikhs, holds the highest position among the 10 gurus worshipped by the community. The announcement about the event was made through a procession called Nagar Kirtan taken out on November 1 from the gurdwara at Budhaji Nagar to the one at Ramdaspeth. In her message, Ms Gandhi said, Guru Nanak Devji was a poet, philosopher, social reformer, religious preacher, yogi and a profound believer in Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam.

Guru Nanak Jayanti or Guruparb is being celebrated across the country today.

In a greeting message, Governor Dr Najma Heptulla said Guru Nanak Dev was a symbol of love, tolerance and compassion. "Satgur Nanak pargatya, miti dhundh jag chanan hoya" and other verses of Gurbani were sung by kirtani jathas and devotees at the procession.

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