Guru Nanak Jayanti 2023: History and everything you need to know

Guru Nanak Jayanti celebrates Sikhism's founder, Guru Nanak Dev. It is fervently observed with spiritual gatherings and hymn recitations.

Guru Nanak was born in 1469 in Rai Bhoi di Talwandi (Nankana Sahib, Pakistan) and wrote hymns compiled in the Adi Granth by Guru Arjan Dev.

Guru Nanak Dev dedicated life to promoting equality and tolerance. He emphasized selfless service to humanity.

Akhand Path observed on Guru Nanak Jayanti by reciting Guru Granth Sahib. Prabhat Pheris precede the festival with hymns and processions.

Nagar Kirtan, a day before, led by Panj Pyare with Nishan Sahib. Gurpurab includes day-long prayers, culminating in langar.

Langar, served on Gurpurab, is considered auspicious and festival components continue until late at night, fostering unity and devotion among Sikhs galobally.