People are celebrating Guru Nanak Jayanti with utmost joy across India
Today is the 547th Guru Nanak Jayanti, Guru Nanak Dev ji and it is celebrated with traditional religious zeal and fervor and enthusiasm across India and at many places of abroad too.
Guru Nanak was born at Rai Boi di Talwandi now known as Nankana Sahib. President Pranab Mukherjee along with Vice President and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has greeted the nation on the occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti.
Pranab Mukherjee tweeted that Guru Nanak Devji have been an inspiration to people everywhere May each one of us endeavor to follow the teachings of Guru Nanak to strengthen the bond of togetherness.
A large number of devotees are gathered at historical Gurudwaras to offer their Prayers and Akhand path Bhog is performed in various Gurudwaras.
Here is the importance of the festival
Guru Nanak Jayanti is celebrated every year on a full day moon – in the month of Kartik. According to Hindu calendar, Kartik Purnima falls during the month of October – November.
It is believed that in year 1496 he received enlightenment and preached the world about peace and harmony.
The followers celebrate this festival with joy and fun. They sing and dance to spread the message of Guru. The followers also carry Sikh flag, known as Nishan Sahib and Palki of Guru Granth Sahib. The marched the streets barefeet and the procession is led by the Panj Pyaras( The five beloved ones).
Notably, on the main day of festival, people sing devotional songs and enjoy the fest. Followers also do Prabhat Pheris early in the morning. After it the teachings of Guru Nanak ji are read to followers.
In India, it is the gazetted holiday. So here we wish you all a very Guru Nanak Jayanti.