Guru Nanak Jayanti
Guru Nanak Jayanti, celebrates the birth of the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak.
He was born on Vaisakhi Day, April 5, 1469.
Guru Nanak Dev Ji
He travelled far and wide. Nanak taught people the message of one God who dwells in every one of His creations and constitutes the eternal Truth.
He set up a unique spiritual, social, and political platform based on equality, fraternal love, goodness, and virtue.
His words are registered in the form of 974 poetic hymns in the holy text of Sikhism, the Guru Granth Sahib, with some of the major prayers.
It is part of Sikh religious belief that the spirit of Guru Nanak’s sanctity, divinity and religious authority descended upon each of the nine subsequent Gurus when they became Guru.
Guru Nanak Images
Guru Nanak Quotes
“He who has no faith in himself can never have faith in God.”
“The world is a drama, staged in a dream”
“Death would not be called bad, O people, if one knew how to truely die.”
“Nanak, the whole world is in distress. He, who believes in the Name, becomes victorious.”
Let no man in the world live in delusion. Without a Guru none can cross over to the other shore.
Guru Nanak Teachings
He asked his followers to shun five evils which leads to illusion ( maya). They eventually acts as roadblock towards attainment of salvation. The five evils are
Ego, Anger, Greed, Attachment and Lust.
Nanak asks for ‘Naam’ (name of God) with which comes well being, happiness and positive spirit and with your blessings, Lord may everyone in the world prosper and be in peace“
He passed the message of Universal brotherhood.
In Sikhism, the god is omnipresent, shapeless, timeless, and sightless. ( Nirankar, akar, alakh). Sikhism stress that, before creation there was God, and because of His will, the Illusion came into being.
According to the Guru’s doctrine, the victory of truth is not dependent on ending or suppressing falsehood but in standing firmly by truth.
Guru Nanak Birth Place
Nankana Sahib is a city and capital of Nankana Sahib District in the Punjab province of Pakistan.
Later, it is named after the first Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Nanak, who was born in the city and first began preaching here. Today it is a city of high historic and religious value and a popular pilgrimage site for Sikhs from all over the world.
Guru Nanak Travels
He travelled extensively during his lifetime. Some modern accounts state that he visited Tibet, most of South Asia and Arabia starting in 1496, at age 27, when he left his family for a thirty-year period.
These claims include he visiting the Mount Sumeru of Indian mythology, as well as Mecca, Baghdad, Achal Batala and Multan.