Adda247 wishes all our readers and followers happy Guru Nanak Jayanti. May this day bring a lot of happiness and success to your life. This day is also recognized as Guru Nanak Prakash Utsav and Guru Nanak Gurupurab. This is considered the most important festival in the Sikh calendar and celebrated worldwide. This is the day of celebration, prayer and the celebrations are generally colorful in Punjab, Haryana, and Chandigarh.
This festival in the Sikh community revolves around the birth of ten Sikh gurus who helped the community in shaping their beliefs of the Sikhs. Founder of the Sikhism, Guru Nanak was born on Puran Mashi of kathak in 1469 according to Bikarami Calendar. This day is marked as the gazetted holiday in India. Apart from Sikhs, Hindus and other followers of Guru Nanak’s philosophy also celebrate this festival. We wish you all the happiness on the 550th Birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. His Teaching and his followers have always helped humanity by spreading peace and equality.
Important teachings of Guru Nanak Dev Ji:
1) There is One God: Guru Nanak said, ” I am neither Hindu nor Muslim, I am a follower of God”, which actually spoke about his belief in one God.
2) Submission to the Will of God (WAHEGURU) Guru Nanak said that everything happens by the Grace of God, and we should respect his decision.
3) He also teaches-Goodwill for all – SARBAT DAA BHALLA-
4) To speak and follow the path of truth.
5) The three Principals
Vand Chako: Help those who are in need and always share with others.
Kirat Karo: Earn and live your life honestly.
Naam Japna: Remember God all the time and keep chanting his name.
7) Shun five Evils
GuruNanak asked his followers to shun five evils that lead to illusion ( Maya) which eventually acts as a roadblock towards the attainment of salvation. The five evils are Ego, Anger, Greed, Attachment, and Lust.
8) No Discrimination
Guru Nanak was strongly against all artificially created divisions and all discrimination, both in word and deed. He said that the caste of a person is based on what he does i.e. his deeds, good or bad.
9) Against False Rituals/Superstitions which imbibed fear in a person’s mind.