GURU NANAK JAYANTI
Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, was born on April 15, 1469 in Rai-Bhoi-di Talwandi in the Pakistan, now Nankana Sahib.Guru Nanak was the first guru and founder of sikhism . His birth( 15 April 1469 – 22 September 1539) is celebrated world-wide as Guru Nanak Gurpurab on Kartik Poornima. He teaches that God is Supreme, Universal, All-powerful and truthful, Formless , Fearless , the Sole, the Creator, the self-existent, the Incomprehensible and the Ever-lasting creator of all things. He emphises on sharing with others and needy , earning honestely without fraud, medication for soul control. He created new society setting up a unique spiritual, social, and political platform based on equality, fraternal love, goodness, and virtue.
Guru Nanak Jayanti is celebrated with Prabhat Pheris are early morning processions that begin at the Gurudwaras and proceed around the localities singing hymns. Generally two days before the birthday, Akhand Path (a forty-eight-hour non-stop reading of the Guru Granth Sahib, the holy book of the Sikhs) is held in the Gurdwaras. A procession is organised which is headed by five carrying the flag and palki of guru sahib and followed by devotees singing hymns. All is this is followed by sansang, kirtan, katha nad langer which is arranged at the Gurudwaras by volunteers the idea behind the free communal lunch is that everyone, irrespective of caste, class or creed, should be offered food in the spirit of service and devotion.This is a very big day for Sikhs they celebrate it with great joy and happiness in gurudwaras which is open for all. Where all are equal no rich no poor. This is one of the great Indian community .