The sacred festival of Guru Nanak Jayanti, also called Gurpurab, Prakash Parv and Guru Nanak’s Prakash Utsab, will be right around the corner. Gurpurab is one of the most important days of Sikhism and marks the birth anniversary of the 1st of the 10 Sikh gurus and the founder of Sikhism, Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. The day is observed every year on the full moon date of the Kartik month or Kartik Purnima. The festival is honoured by Sikhs all across the world with utmost love and reverence.
When is Guru Nanak Jayanti 2023?
Guru Nanak Jayanti or Gurpurab is on November 27, 2023. It will be observed as the 554th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. While Diwali falls on the 15th day of the Kartik month as per the Lunar calendar, Guru Nanak Jayanti falls 15 days after the festival of lights on the auspicious occasion of Kartik Purnima.
Guru Nanak Jayanti History, Significance and Celebrations:
As per religious sources, Guru Nanak Dev Ji was born in 1469 at Talwandi Nankana Sahib. Guru Nanak Dev Ji also laid the foundation of the Sikh religion and conveyed enlightenment to this world. The festival honours his life, achievements and legacy.
Things related to Shri Guru Nanak
- Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji was born on the Kartik Shukla Purnima day.
- On the Kartik Purnima day, Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s birth anniversary is celebrated.
- Shri Guru Nanak Dev‘s father’s name is Mehta Kalu and his mother’s name is Tripta Devi.
- Sister’s name was Nanaki.