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Why is Guru Nanak Jayanti celebrated?
As per Hindu calendar, Guru Nanak Jayanti (गुरू नानक जयंती) is celebrated on Full moon day of Kartik month.Guru Nanak was the founder of the religion of Sikhism and the first of the Sikh Gurus. His birth is celebrated worldwide on the day of Kartik Purnima as per Hindu lunar calendar.
Guru Nanak Jayanti (गुरू नानक जयंती) is the most sacred festival in Sikhism. Apart from Sikhs, Hindus and other followers of Guru Nanak Devji celebrated this day with a lot of enthusiasm and zeal. It is a Sikh festival, but people of other religion and communities to celebrate this day. The day is celebrated as the Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Ji. He was the first Sikh Guru in Sikhism. Guru Nanak Jayanti (गुरू नानक जयंती) is celebrated on full moon day of Kartik month, which is usually observed in the month of November. However, Guru Nanak Jayanti (गुरू नानक जयंती) in 2017 will be celebrated on Saturday, 04th November.
Importance of Guru Nanak Jayanti:
There were ten Gurus of Sikhism, Guru Nanak being the first and Guru Gobind Singh being the last of ten gurus. To honor birth anniversaries of each guru, Sikhs all over the world celebrate Gurupurabs. In total, there are ten Gurupurabs celebrated in a year. Each one dedicated to one Guru. Apart from all Gurupurabs ‘ Guru Nanak Jayanti (गुरू नानक जयंती) is the most sacred one.
In the year 2017 people will be celebrating 548th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak.