Guru Nanak Jayanti is an important festival of Sikhs. This day marks the birth of first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak Dev Ji. The celebrations include Prabhat Pheris which are the early morning processions that commence at the Gurudwaras and proceed around the localities singing hymns.
Guru Nanak Dev Ji Birthday:
Guru Nanak birth place is Rai-bhoi-di Talwandi which is presently called as Shekhupura district located in Pakistan. His birthplace is now Nankana Sahib where pilgrims visit to offer their prayers. It is said that he was born on the full moon (Purnima) in the month of Kartik. This year, Guru Nanak Jayanti is on 23rd November.
Guru Nanak Dev Ji Quotes:
- God is one, but he has innumerable forms. He is the creator of all and He himself takes the human form.
- Those who have loved are those that have Found God.
- There is but One God, His name is Truth, He is the Creator, He fears none, he is without hate, He never dies, He is beyond the cycle of births and death, He is self-illuminated, He is realized by the kindness of the True Guru. He was true in the beginning, He was True when the ages commenced and have ever been True, He is also True now.”
- Dwell in peace in the home of your own being, and the Messenger of Death will not be able to touch you.
- Even Kings and Emperors with heaps of wealth and vast dominion cannot compare with an ant filled with the Love of God.
- He who has no faith in himself can never have faith in God.
- Whatever kind of seed is sown in a field, prepared in due season, a plant of that same kind, marked with the peculiar qualities of the seed, springs up in it.
These Guru Nanak teachings are lifelong lessons for us that we must adhere to in our lives.
Guru Nanak Song MP3 Download:
Instead of downloading the songs, you can play a variety of songs online. Listen to the melodious Guru Nanak Dev Ji Song:
Wish you all a very happy Guru Nanak Jayanti.