Guru Nanak Ji is one of the most remarkable Sikh gurus and the originator of Sikhism, Guru Nanak Dev is highly worshiped by Sikhism. His birth anniversary is commemorated as Guru Nanak Jayanti every year. The day commences with an ‘Akhand Path’, where a 48-hour lengthy ode from the sacred Guru Granth Sahib is narrated across several Gurudwaras.
This year, the day falls on November 30. It is said that Guru Nanak was born at around 1.20 am. Accordingly, the night prayers continue till furthermore, as worshippers chant Gurbani in his gratitude. It eventually comes to an end around 2.00 am.
The celebrations in the Sikh belief revolve around the anniversaries of the 10 Sikh Gurus. These Gurus were credible for molding the notions of the Sikhs.
Guru Nanak, the creator of Sikhism, was born on Puranmashi of Kattak in 1469, as per the Bikrami calendar in Rai-Bhoi-di Talwandi in the current Shekhupura District of Pakistan, presently Nankana Sahib. It is a public holiday in India.
The festival is commonly identical for all Sikhs; only the odes are distinct. The festivities usually initiate with Prabhat Pheris. Prabhat Pheris are prematurely dawn ceremonies that commence at the Gurudwaras and continue around the regions singing melodies. On the day of the Gurupurb, the commemoration starts up ahead in the dawn from about 4 to 5 a.m.
This period of the day is deemed as Amrit Vela. Attending that is the Langar, a wonderful community lunch, which is organized at the Gurudwaras by volunteers. The intention behind the langar is that everyone, irrespective of gender, caste, class, or creed, should be proposed food in the soul of Seva and bhakti, that is service and devotion.
Evening Prayer sessions are moreover held in some Gurudwaras, which begin around sunset when Rehras (evening prayer) is narrated, followed by Kirtan till late at dark. The gathering begins vocalizing Gurbani at about 1:20 a.m., which is the actual time of the birth of Guru Nanak. The festivities conclude at around 2 a.m.
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