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November 23, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm| Free
Guru Nanak Jayanti:
Guru Nanak Jayanti ranks among the popular festivals in India. It is celebrated to mark the birth of Guru Nanak Sahib and is celebrated with great zeal in the state of Punjab where the Sikh religion. Punjabi communities in other states also celebrate the festival. The birthday of Guru Nanak Sahib mostly falls on Kartik Puranmashi which is the full moon day. Guru Nanak Jayanti is celebrated with huge fanfare and excitement.
The festivities in the Sikh religion revolve around the anniversaries of the 10 Sikh Gurus. These Gurus were responsible for shaping the beliefs of the Sikhs. Their birthdays, known as Gurpurab, are occasions for celebration and prayer among the Sikhs.
Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, was born on Vaisakhi Day, April 5, 1469, O.S. March 27, 1469, in Rai-Bhoi-di Talwandi in the present Shekhupura District of Pakistan, now Nankana Sahib. It is a Gazetted holiday in India.
According to the controversial Bhai Bala Janamsakhi, it claims Guru Nanak was born on the Full Moon of the Indian Lunar Month Katik. The Sikhs have been celebrating Guru Nanak’s Gurpurab around November for this reason and have it been ingrained in Sikh Traditions.