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Guru Nanak Jayanti

Guru Nanak Jayanti, also known as Gurpurab, is the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism. It is one of the most significant festivals celebrated by Sikhs in India and around the world. Here is an overview of the origin and history of Guru Nanak Jayanti in India:

  1. Birth of Guru Nanak Dev: Guru Nanak Dev was born on April 15, 1469, in Rai-Bhoi-di Talwandi, which is now known as Nankana Sahib in present-day Pakistan. He was the first of the ten Sikh Gurus and the spiritual leader who laid the foundation of Sikhism.

  2. Life and Teachings of Guru Nanak Dev: Guru Nanak Dev spent his life traveling extensively, spreading his spiritual and social teachings based on equality, humility, selfless service, and devotion to the One Supreme Creator. His teachings emphasized the importance of living a truthful and righteous life and transcending the divisions of caste, religion, and social status.

  3. Celebration of Guru Nanak Jayanti: Guru Nanak Jayanti is celebrated on the full moon day (Purnima) of the month of Kartik, according to the Nanakshahi calendar. This usually falls in November.

  4. Observances and Rituals: On Guru Nanak Jayanti, Sikhs wake up early and begin the day with prayers and hymns from the Guru Granth Sahib, the central scripture of Sikhism. Processions known as Nagar Kirtans are organized, with devotees singing devotional hymns and carrying the Sikh flag, the Nishan Sahib, through the streets. Gurdwaras (Sikh places of worship) are beautifully decorated, and special prayers, kirtans (devotional singing), and langars (community meals) are organized.

  5. Messages of Equality and Humanity: Guru Nanak Jayanti is not only a celebration of the birth of Guru Nanak Dev but also an occasion to reflect on his teachings. It emphasizes the principles of equality, service to humanity, and the pursuit of a truthful and virtuous life. The day serves as a reminder for Sikhs to follow Guru Nanak Dev's teachings and contribute to society.

  6. Global Observance: Guru Nanak Jayanti is celebrated by Sikhs around the world. In India, it holds special significance in Punjab, where Sikhism originated, as well as in other states with a significant Sikh population. However, the festival is observed by Sikhs of all backgrounds, irrespective of their geographical location.

Guru Nanak Jayanti is a time of spiritual reflection, unity, and celebration for the Sikh community. It is an opportunity for Sikhs to honor and pay homage to Guru Nanak Dev, seek his blessings, and renew their commitment to living a life based on his teachings. The festival promotes the values of equality, social justice, and devotion to the divine, inspiring individuals to follow Guru Nanak Dev's teachings and contribute to a more harmonious and compassionate society.

List of dates

Year Weekday Date Name Time
2024 Friday Nov 15, 2024 Guru Nanak Jayanti 8 months from now
2025 Wednesday Nov 5, 2025 Guru Nanak Jayanti 1 year from now
2026 Tuesday Nov 24, 2026 Guru Nanak Jayanti 2 years from now
2027 Sunday Nov 14, 2027 Guru Nanak Jayanti 3 years from now
2028 Thursday Nov 2, 2028 Guru Nanak Jayanti 4 years from now
2029 Wednesday Nov 21, 2029 Guru Nanak Jayanti 5 years from now
2030 Sunday Nov 10, 2030 Guru Nanak Jayanti 6 years from now
2031 Friday Nov 28, 2031 Guru Nanak Jayanti 7 years from now
2032 Wednesday Nov 17, 2032 Guru Nanak Jayanti 8 years from now
2033 Sunday Nov 6, 2033 Guru Nanak Jayanti 9 years from now
2034 Saturday Nov 25, 2034 Guru Nanak Jayanti 10 years from now
2035 Thursday Nov 15, 2035 Guru Nanak Jayanti 11 years from now
2036 Monday Nov 3, 2036 Guru Nanak Jayanti 12 years from now
2037 Sunday Nov 22, 2037 Guru Nanak Jayanti 13 years from now
2038 Thursday Nov 11, 2038 Guru Nanak Jayanti 14 years from now
2039 Wednesday Nov 30, 2039 Guru Nanak Jayanti 15 years from now
2023 Monday Nov 27, 2023 Guru Nanak Jayanti 2 months ago
2022 Tuesday Nov 8, 2022 Guru Nanak Jayanti 1 year ago
2021 Friday Nov 19, 2021 Guru Nanak Jayanti 2 years ago
2020 Saturday Oct 31, 2020 Guru Nanak Jayanti 3 years ago
2019 Tuesday Nov 12, 2019 Guru Nanak Jayanti 4 years ago
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Notice, in particular, conversion from the other calendar to the Gregorian calendar, there may be discrepancies.


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