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Gurupurab is Celebrated in India – Know Why?

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Guru Nanak Jayanti or Guru Nanak Dev Ji Gurupurab is where Sikhs praise the introduction of their first guru — Guru Nanak. This year, the date is falling on November 30 and it is the 551st birth commemoration of Guru Nanak. He was brought into the world in the Talwandi area. His origin is currently called Nankanan Sahib and is situated in Pakistan.

The strict importance of the word Gurupurab is ‘the day of Guru’. As indicated by the Hindu schedule, Puranmashi of Kartik month in 1469 is the birthdate of the guru who is the author of Sikhism.

To commend this significant day, Sikhs take out Prabhat Pheris. They are early morning parades wherein individuals begin gathering at the gurdwara and afterward circumvent the territory singing psalms.

A day prior to Gurupurab, a parade called Nagarkirtan is coordinated. There are reverential artists in the parade who sing songs. The parade has a cart of Guru Granth Sahib and the Sikh banner called Nishan Sahib.

In many gurdwaras, a relentless perusing of the blessed book of the Sikhs called Guru Granth Sahib is likewise done. This custom is called Akhand Path. It is a significant celebration for the devotees of Sikhism and they praise it intensely.

How the day of Gurupurab starts and what happens in the whole day?

On Guru Nanak Jayanti, the festivals start with Amrit Vela at around 4 am in the morning. Beginning the day with the morning songs called Asaa-ki-Vaar, lovers at that point proceed onward to the perusing of the sacred text called Katha. The lovers at that point sing songs in the commendation of Guru Nanak.

A people group dinner called Langar is then coordinated for the lovers who come for the festival. Langar is coordinated by volunteers at gurdwaras. It is available to all, independent of rank, class, and sex, and by and large, occur all things considered gurdwaras on different days also separated from Guru Nanak Jayanti.

In the wake of night petition meetings, there are additionally night supplications coordinated at some gurdwaras. There are kirtan and adherents of the Guru sing Gurbani late in the night, with festivities going on as late as 2 am.