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Guru Nanak Birthday, Guru Nanak Jayanti Date, timing and significance

05 November 2017

Chandigarh, November 4Ex-MP pays obeisance at city gurdwarasDevotees throng gurdwaras in P'kulaNagar kirtan taken out in MohaliThousands of devotees visited gurdwaras across the city to mark the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.

In an over one-minute long video message, the prime minister shared his thoughts on the Sikh Guru and urged all to imbibe his teachings. Guru Nanak also taught the equality in the Sikh Langar (kitchen) so that in every gurudwara has a langar where all people offered free meal regardless of their color or religion. Punjab is the only area in the world with a majority Sikh population. Guru Nanak was the first of the ten Sikh gurus and he laid the foundation of Sikhism. The auspicious festival celebrates on the full moon day of Hindu month of Kartik. In her message, Ms Gandhi said, Guru Nanak Devji was a poet, philosopher, social reformer, religious preacher, yogi and a profound believer in Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam. The holy book of Sikhs, "Guru Granth Sahib" comprises of all the teachings and preaching of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. The processions which start from Gurudwaras are decorated with lights and flowers. Devotees sing devotional songs and hymns from Sikh scriptures during the grand procession.

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"On Guru Nanak Jayanti we bow to the venerable Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji and recall his noble thoughts", Modi wrote on Twitter. The celebration ends at 2 am with singing Gurbani.

Guru Nanak Birthday, Guru Nanak Jayanti Date, timing and significance