New Delhi: One of the most sacred festivals of the Sikh community, Guru Nanak Jayanti will be observed on Friday, November 18. Every year, the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism is celebrated on the full moon day of the Indian lunar month Kartik.
Also known as Prakash Utsav or Guru Purab, the festival is one of the most important occasions when Sikhs from across the world pay their tributes to their Guru. Guru Nanak Dev was born in Rai Bhoi Ki Talwandi, now known as Nanaka Sahib, near Lahore (in Pakistan) in 1469. This year marks the 552nd birth anniversary celebrations.
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Going by the traditional Bikrami calendar, the Guru was born on Kartik (Kattak) Purnima(Puranmashi).
Guru Nanak Jayanti Date & Time 2021
As per drikpanchang.com, purnima tithi begins – 12:00 pm on November 18, 2021, and ends at 02:26 pm on November 19, 2021.
The celebration starts with the early morning processions known as Prabhat Pheris that starts from Gurudwaras and continue in the neighbourbhood where devotees sing hymns and spread the message of Guru Nanak. In fact, two days before the birth anniversary, Akhand Path of the holy book of Sikhism Guru Granth Sahib is held in all Gurudwaras and the next day before the grand festival, a procession or Nagarkirtan is organised by Panch Pyaras (five beloved ones). Devotees take out the procession holding the Sikh flag, known as the Nishan Sahib, and the Palki (Palanquin) of Guru Granth Sahib.
On this day, the world popular community lunch known as ‘Langar’ is arranged at Gurudwaras.
Check messages to share on Guru Purab
May your life be full of joyful days and may you never encounter any adversity ever with Guru’s blessings and warm wishes on Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s birthday. Happy Guru Nanak Jayanti!
Happy Guru Nanak Jayanti. May this year be about light and prosperity.
Gurunanak Jayanti is finally here
To double the blessings and the cheer
May every day of every year
Keep you happy and away from fear
May Guru Nanak Devji help you achieve all your goals in life.
On the auspicious occasion of Gurpurab, I wish that you are showered with Guru Ji’s divine blessings today and forever. Happy Gurpurab. Happy Guru Nanak Jayanti!
May the blessing of Wahe Guru be with you always and forever!
Owing to ignorance of the rope appears to be a snake; owing to ignorance of the self the transient state arises of the individualized, limited, phenomenal aspect of the self. Happy Gurupurab!
May the holy teachings of Guru Nanak Ji guide you through the correct path in life. Heartiest Gurpurab wishes!
May Guru Nanak Ji enlighten your heart and mind with sanctity and knowledge. Happy Guru Nanak Jayanti!
May your life be full of golden days with Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s blessings. Sending you warm wishes on this auspicious day!
And remember for you he is always there. Do live in the bliss of Guruji’s care. Happy Gurpurab!