Guru Nanak Jayanti is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Guru Nanak, the founder of the Sikh religion. It is the biggest festival among Sikhs all over the world and usually falls in October or November.
A day prior, early in the morning Prabhat Pheris (processions) start at the Gurdwara (Sikh temples) and devotees go around the neighbourhood singing devotional songs. On this day special programs are arranged in Gurdwaras and an Akhand Path (continuous recitation) is kept for three days where the Guru Granth Sahib (holy book) is read, right from the beginning to the end of the festival without a break. Finally a langar (community lunch) is kept where everyone gets together to eat the food cooked by the Sevaks (servants of God).
We wish you all a very Happy Guru Nanak Jayanti! May you find your life partner with Guru Nanak’s blessings.
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