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Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti

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It is Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti.

Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti is the birth celebration of Guru Gobind Singh.

About Guru Gobind Singh

He was born on 22 December 1666 in Patna, Bihar. Each year, His Jayanti is celebrated on a different date, as India follows a lunar calendar for festivals and dates.  He is the tenth and last guru of the Sikh religion.

He became a Guru at the age of 9 and had a big impact on Sikhs. He founded the Khalsa Vani and five principles of Khalsa in 1699.

He declared the Guru Granth Sahib, the Holy book as the permanent Sikh Guru.

He spent his life protecting religious freedom and serving the poor.

 

 

About Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti

On this day, Sikhs pray for the prosperity of themselves and others. They read or listen to poetry and verse written by Gobind Singh. They also prepare and share special foods with their family, relatives and friends. The day witnesses large parades through cities and social gatherings at all Gurudwaras. In order to praise the Guru, historical lectures on Gobind Singh’s life are also conducted.

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