Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Guru Gobind Singh Ji was born in Patna, Bihar in India and became a Guru on 11 November 1675, at the age of nine years, succeeding his father Guru Tegh Bahadur. He was the leader of the Sikh faith, a warrior, a poet, and a philosopher.
Guru Gobind Singh Birthday Jayanti.The birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev – the first or the founder guru of the Sikhs, is celebrated with great fervour on the full moon day of Kartika. Guru Parab, also known as Jyototsava is one of the most sacred festivals of the Sikhs.At Nankana Sahib (the birth place of Guru Nanak now in Lahore), there is a beautiful Gurudwara, and a holy tank or sarovar. On Guru Parab, a grand fair and festival is held here, and Sikhs in thousand congregate here from India and abroad.Guru Granth Sahib, the Holy Scripture, is continuously read and recited in the Gurudwaras (’Akhand path’) all over the country, lamps are lighted, processions are taken out, free langars (meals) are arranged and prasad (holy food) is distributed. Pandals are set up in various places and ‘prasad’ is distributed.Guru Purab celebrations at the Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab is impressive. On this day friends and family exchanges best wishes to their family and friends. I have given some nice messages and wallpapers and some websites where you will find more below: