Guru Nanak Jayanti 2017: Significance of the sacred day of Gurpurab

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On this day Sikh community people share happiness, candies to their loved one. Guru Nanak was the first of the 10 Sikh Gurus and was born in 1469.

The holiest of Sikh shrines "Harmandir Sahib", popularly known as the Golden Temple, in Amritsar, and other gurdwaras elsewhere saw religious fervour to mark the birth anniversary of the founder of Sikhism.

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According to the lunar calendar, Guru Nanak's birthday is celebrated on full moon day of Kartik month or Kartik Poornima. This especially day is a birth anniversary of the Guru Nanak Dev ji. The Vice-Chancellor motivated the students to imbibe in themselves the teachings and message of Guru Nanak Dev ji. Also in this post we have shared attractive pics and images of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. As per the Sikh traditions, the early years of Nanak Dev's life were marked with various events that portrayed that he has been marked by divine grace.

Along with the rest of the State, Guru Nanak Jayanti was also celebrated with religious fervour at the Sri Guru Singh Sabha Guruduwara, Tangla on Saturday.

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The Pakistani government also plans to construct Baba Guru Nanak International University (BGNIU) in Nankana Sahib, the birthplace of first Sikh.

The celebrations last for more than a week during which sacred rituals are performed at the Gurdwara and candies and langars are offered, irrespective of religious orientation.

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Congress President Sonia Gandhi has extended greetings on the occasion of Gurpurab. He is the first Guru of the Sikh religion and the Sikh people follow all the teachings of the Guru Nanak.