Guru Nanak Jayanti is touted as the pious day as this is the day when we celebrate the Sikh Guru Nanak’s birthday.
So this week we will be celebrated the Guru Nanak Jayanti. Guru Nanak Jayanti is also regarded as the Guru Nanak Gurpurab and Guru Nanak’s Prakash Utsav.
Guru Nanak birthday celebration is mainly done by the Punjabi people globally. Punjabis also celebrates the festival in a grand style. For the Sikh religion, this festival revolves around the anniversaries of the 10 Sikh Gurus.
These Gurus are regarded as for shaping the beliefs of the Sikhs. So this pious day of 4th November is also regarded as the Gurupurb or Gurupurb is rejoices accordingly.
This year it will be the 548th birth Anniversary of first Sikh Guru so on Saturday 4th November we will be celebrating the day with full glory.
On the birthday of the Sikh Guru Punjabi people often seen doing prayers in front of god and they also have some quality time with each other.
among the Sikhs. Guru Nanak Dev Ji who was the founder of Sikhism was born on 4th November 1969.
This sacred reading is known as Akhand Path which is performed at the central locations in major Sikh areas before the start of the Guru Nanak Jayanti and the celebration lasted for 48 hours.
On the 2nd day of the festival Guru Nanak Jayanti, Prabhat Pheris, (Prabhat meaning ‘early morning’ and pheris meaning rounds) something incredible conducted.
Sikhs devotees come in the Gurdwara at early morning and start chanting hymns from the Guru Granth Sahib.
On the third day, it is the Guru Nanak Jayanti, and the festival started. The celebrations commence and done in the early morning at about 4 to 5 am on the day of Gurpurab.
This time is known as the Amrit Vela and singing of Asa-di-Var (morning hymns) commences marks the beginning of the day.
Kirtan (hymns from the Sikh scriptures) and Katha (exposition of the scripture) in the name of god done which is they done in order to praise the god.
A procession known as Nagarkirtan is organized on the early day of the birthday celebration. The Panj Pyaras (Five loved Ones) lead the procession. The Palki (Palanquin) of Guru Granth Sahib is carried by the head of the procession which carries the Sikh flag.
A team of Sikh people appeared in the traditional dress and brandishing traditional weapons play ‘Gatka’ by which they show skills in martial arts and sword fighting.
Langar is the special community lunch which is organized and arranged at the Gurudwaras by volunteers and this is the free communal lunch to everyone, irrespective of class, creed, and caste.
In some Gurudwara, the Night Prayer sessions also held which begins during the sunset. The evening prayers are called as Rehras. The Kirtan goes on till late in the night, and Gurbani is sung at 1:20 am at night, and this is the real time for the birth of Guru Nanak.
The celebrations wind up at around 2 am. This festival is more mainly rejoices in some places like Haryana, Punjab, and Chandigarh wherein, some Sindhs also celebrate it.
The honorable Prime Minister Shree Narendra Modi recently at a rally emphasized people to follow Guru Nanak who undertook a 28,000-kilometer journey on foot and spread the message of the true humanity.
Guru Nanak birthday 2017 will be celebrated by the Sikh community globally and this is one of the most important festivals in the Sikh calendar.
Happy Gurupurab wishes to one and all from the team #TheCheckerNews.
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