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Guru Nanak Jayanti 2023: A Holy Celebration


General Knowledge  •  27 Nov, 2023  •  17,419 Views  •  ⭐ 3.8

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Guru Nanak Jayanti in 2023 marks the 554th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the revered founder of Sikhism. Known as Gurpurab and Guru Nanak Prakash Utsav as well, this significant day is observed with immense devotion and enthusiasm. Devotees come together in Gurudwaras to honour Guru Nanak Dev Ji's teachings, engage in prayers, and recite hymns from the Guru Granth Sahib Ji, emphasizing messages of unity and peace. Let's explore the history and significance of this great festival.

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Guru Nanak Jayanti 2023:Date and Time

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This year, the joyous occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti is being celebrated with great zeal, commemorating the birth of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, Sikhism's first Guru. The festival, also referred to as Gurpurab and Guru Nanak Prakash Utsav, is a time when followers pay homage to Guru Nanak Dev Ji's teachings. In 2023, the festival falls on November 27, marking Guru Nanak Dev Ji's 554th anniversary, born on the Purnima Tithi of Kartik Month. The Purnima Tithi this year begins on November 26, 2023, at 03:53 PM and ends on November 27, 2023, at 02:45 PM.

Guru Nanak Jayanti 2023: Significance

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Guru Nanak Jayanti in 2023 holds immense religious significance, especially among the Sikh community. This auspicious day, falling on the Purnima Tithi of Kartik Month marks the birth of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Known as Guru Purab and Nanak Prakash Utsav, it's one of the most significant festivals for Sikhs, observed worldwide with grandeur and joy. Devotees pay homage to Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the first Guru of Sikhism, by offering prayers and reflecting on his teachings. The day involves gatherings in Gurudwaras where devotees chant hymns from the Guru Granth Sahib Ji, the sacred scripture of Sikhism, as a mark of respect and devotion.

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Guru Nanak Jayanti 2023: History

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The historical background of Guru Nanak Jayanti dates back to the 15th century. According to some narratives, Guru Nanak Dev Ji was born on April 15, 1469, in Talwandi, now known as Nankana Sahib in Pakistan. However, the Sikh community recognizes his birth date as the Purnima Tithi of the Kartik Month. He was the son of Mehta Kalu and Mata Tripta. Recognized as a spiritual leader during the 15th century, Guru Nanak Dev Ji emphasized peace and composed the Guru Granth Sahib Ji, a holy scripture of Sikhism containing 974 hymns (Shlokas). His teachings, including the pivotal concept of "Ik Omkar," which signifies the oneness and omnipresence of God, transcended religious and caste distinctions, promoting the understanding that God is present everywhere and denouncing all forms of discrimination.

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