Gurpurab marks the birth anniversary of first Sikh guru Guru Nanak. It is the most auspicious festival and the day in Sikhism. Today it is going to celebrate across the world by Sikhs on 4th November. It is the 548th birth anniversary of Sikh Guru Guru Nanak Ji. This auspicious day is also known as Guru Nanak Jayanti and Guru Nanak Prakash Utsav. However, Sikh religion every year celebrates the birth anniversary of all ten Gurus, Gurpurab is the prestige day in Sikhism.
Although the birthdate of the Gurpurab festival varies from year to year, as it marks according to the Indian lunar calendar. Gurpurab marks the birthday of first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak Ji. So, on this day in India, devotees go to the Gurudwaras to perform work or to being Guru’s slave. Also, some of them performed langar in Gurudwaras or the roads near their house.
Devotees chants Gurudwara Sahib Ha slogan on this day. And the famous Gurudwara of Malerkotla has become the centre of the faith for the Sikhs. All Sikh devotees go to the Gurudwaras to perform Seva for Guru Nanak Ji and to get good wishes for their life. On this day every Gurudwara has decorated and lightened up with beautiful coloured lights. On the occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti today, many ministers shower their wishes and extended greetings to the nation on Social media. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted “On Guru Nanak Jayanti we bow to the venerable Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji and recall his noble thoughts,”.
On Guru Nanak Jayanti we bow to the venerable Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji and recall his noble thoughts. pic.twitter.com/mTA9zDkPeh
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 4, 2017
My greetings on the occasion of #GuruNanakJayanti .His teachings continue to inspire us to walk on path of righteousness,service to humanity
— Suresh Prabhu (@sureshpprabhu) November 4, 2017
My heartfelt greetings on #GuruNanakJayanti. May his holy teachings bring compassion, peace and wisdom in your lives. pic.twitter.com/2ZNJNV5Gmm
— Ravi Shankar Prasad (@rsprasad) November 4, 2017