Guru Nanak Jayanti 2021: Golden Temple illuminated on the eve of Gurpurab

  • On the eve of Guru Nanak Jayanti, the Golden Temple was illuminated for the celebrations of the auspicious festival. Gurpurab is being celebrated today, November 19, all over the world. It marks the 552nd birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji.
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Today, November 19, is being celebrated as the auspicious festival of Guru Nanak Jayanti. It marks the birth anniversary of one of the first ten Sikh gurus, Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Sikhs believe that Guru Nanak Dev Ji brought enlightenment to this world. This year marks the 552nd birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)

Today, November 19, is being celebrated as the auspicious festival of Guru Nanak Jayanti. It marks the birth anniversary of one of the first ten Sikh gurus, Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Sikhs believe that Guru Nanak Dev Ji brought enlightenment to this world. This year marks the 552nd birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)

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The festival is being celebrated with pomp in the Golden Temple, a preeminent spiritual site of Sikhism. Here's a view of the illuminated Golden Temple on the eve of the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)

The festival is being celebrated with pomp in the Golden Temple, a preeminent spiritual site of Sikhism. Here's a view of the illuminated Golden Temple on the eve of the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)

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Guru Purab is celebrated every year. However, the date varies each time. According to the Lunar calendar, Guru Nanak Jayanti is celebrated 15 days after Diwali on the auspicious occasion of Kartik Purnima.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)

Guru Purab is celebrated every year. However, the date varies each time. According to the Lunar calendar, Guru Nanak Jayanti is celebrated 15 days after Diwali on the auspicious occasion of Kartik Purnima.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)

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Guru Nanak Dev Ji was the founder of the Sikh religion and the first of the Sikh Gurus. He was born in 1469 at Nankana Sahib. It is believed that his birth was a mark of divinity. His birth anniversary is celebrated worldwide as Guru Nanak Jayanti.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)

Guru Nanak Dev Ji was the founder of the Sikh religion and the first of the Sikh Gurus. He was born in 1469 at Nankana Sahib. It is believed that his birth was a mark of divinity. His birth anniversary is celebrated worldwide as Guru Nanak Jayanti.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)

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The celebrations for this festival start about two days ago with a 48-hour non-stop recitation of the Guru Granth Sahib, called Akhand Path. A procession called Nagarkirtan is also organised a day before Guru Nanak's birthday. It is led by five men, referred to as the Panj Pyare, holding the Sikh triangular flag, Nishan Sahib.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)

The celebrations for this festival start about two days ago with a 48-hour non-stop recitation of the Guru Granth Sahib, called Akhand Path. A procession called Nagarkirtan is also organised a day before Guru Nanak's birthday. It is led by five men, referred to as the Panj Pyare, holding the Sikh triangular flag, Nishan Sahib.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)

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Guru Nanak Jayanti is celebrated to honour Guru Nanak Dev Ji's life, achievements, and most importantly, his legacy. He firmly believed that an individual could connect to God through sincere prayers. He didn't encourage traditions that included sacrifices.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)

Guru Nanak Jayanti is celebrated to honour Guru Nanak Dev Ji's life, achievements, and most importantly, his legacy. He firmly believed that an individual could connect to God through sincere prayers. He didn't encourage traditions that included sacrifices.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)

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All the teachings and preachings of Guru Nanak Dev Ji are composed together to form the sacred book called Guru Granth Sahib. It is the central holy religious scripture of Sikhism. The verses preach selfless service to humanity, prosperity and social justice for all, irrespective of differences.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)

All the teachings and preachings of Guru Nanak Dev Ji are composed together to form the sacred book called Guru Granth Sahib. It is the central holy religious scripture of Sikhism. The verses preach selfless service to humanity, prosperity and social justice for all, irrespective of differences.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)

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