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GREETINGS ON THE EVE OF BIRTHDAY OF GURU NANAK

GREETINGS ON THE EVE OF BIRTHDAY OF GURU NANAK

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Prime Minister and President of India has greeted the people on the occasion of Parkash Purab of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

About Guru Nanak

  • Guru Nanak was born on April 15, 1469. His birth anniversary is celebrated on Kartik Puranmashi, the full moon day in the month of October or November
  • At the age of 18, Guru Nanak married Mata Sulakkhani on September 24, 1487. He had two sons, Sri Chand and Lakshmi Chand.
  • Guru Nanak's son Sri Chand became the founder of Udasi religion.
  • His written compositions were included in the Adi Granth compiled by Guru Arjan (1563-1606), the fifth Sikh guru.
  • This came to be known as Guru Granth Sahib after the additions made by the 10th guru Guru Gobind Singh (1666-1708).
  • Guru Nanak founded the Sikh sacred scripture, Guru Granth Sahib
  • His teaching majorly involved three things; 'Vand Chakko', 'Kirat Karo' and 'Naam Japna'. Vand Chakko involves sharing with others and helping the ones in need.
  • Guru Nanak travelled the World with an objective to spread the holy message. He travelled to Mecca, Tibet, Kashmir, Bengal, Manipur, Rome etc. on foot with his Muslim companion (and friend) Bhai Mardana.
  • Guru Nanak died at the age of 70. He appointed Bhai Lena as his successor and renamed him as Guru Angad.

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