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The significance of Guru Nanak Jayanti

[ Updated 06 Nov 2014, 11:34:50 ]
The significance of Guru Nanak Jayanti

New Delhi: As the nation celebrates the birthday of the first Sikh Guru Nanak Dev on Wednesday, one needs to ponder over the significance of the day.



Guru Nanak Dev Ji was born, according to all ancient Sikh records, in the early morning of the third day of the light half of the month of   Baisakh (April - May) in the year 1469; this is believed to be  Saturday April 15, 1469.

However, Sikhs now celebrate this auspicious event each year on Kartik Poornima,  the full moon day in  November, and the date in November changes from one year to another.

Guru Nanak Dev Ji  was born  in Rai-Bhoi-di Talwandi in present Shekhupura district of Pakistan, now Nankana Sahib.  He evinced interest towards religion and philosophy since his childhood days.