February 16, 2016
GURU GOBIND SINGH JAYANTI
|Last Year (2015)||Monday, January 5|
|Present Year (2016)||Saturday, January 16|
|Next Year (2017)||Thursday, January 5|
Guru Gobind Singh Ji was the Warrior, Poet, and Philosopher and was the tenth Guru of Sikh religion. Sikhs community is the most powerful community with strongest believe in the teachings of their gurus. The birth ceremony of Guru Gobind Singh Ji is celebrated with great pomp and show among the people of Sikh religion in all parts so the world. People gather at the sacred gurudwaras on this auspicious day to recite prayers for prosperity. The date of celebration is based on the Nankshahi Calendar. Throughout his life, he works for the well fair of his followers to protect them from being oppressed.
Guru Gobind Singh Ji is the founder of Sikh Khalsa Panth. Under Guru Gobind Singh’s guidance and inspiration, the Khalsa followed a strict moral code and spiritual discipline. On the day of Guru Gobind Jayanti, a large procession held which is joined by a large number of devotees and the people of all ages. Popularly known as ‘Nagar Kirtan’ is organised that goes through the markets with the posters, banners, flowers and other things that portray the life history of Sikhism and especially with the symbol of Sikh-Ek-Onkar.
During the processions, devotes sing devotional songs and Shabads of Guru Gobind Singh Ji. Sweets, Cold Drinks, Sharbat and Kadha ‘Parshad’ are offered by many people to the Sangat in the procession. At many places, historical lectures are conducted as part of praising the Guru on his birthday.
The contribution made by Guru Gobind Singh Ji in instilling faith in the minds of human beings made him the “human guru”. In many parts of India, Guru Gobind Jayanti is a restricted holiday. Guru Gobind Singh Ji gave his life to protect religious freedom.
The day of Guru Gobind Jayanti occupied an important place in the Sikh religions and it is celebrated on a grand level to remind the teachings and to take the blessings of Guru Gobind Singh Ji.