Horgan recognizes Gurpurab, which celebrates birth of first Sikh guru

Faith Castro
November 5, 2017

According to the lunar calendar, Guru Nanak's birthday is celebrated on full moon day of Kartik month or Kartik Poornima. On the first two days, people reiterates verses of Guru Granth Sahib- a holy book of Sikhs.

Thousands of Sikh devotees are taking part in 549th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak being held in Nankana Sahib on Saturday, November 04.

In an over one-minute long video message, Modi said Guru Nanak undertook a 28,000-km journey on foot to spread the message of true humanity.

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The teachings and ideals of Guru Nanak are still relevant and will be in future too. Chanting of prayers and singing of hymns are carried throughout the day. Prabhat Phery can be attended by people of other religion also as there is no bar or dictate that only one particular community will attend and enjoy the aura of auspicious traditional ritual. The Governor in his message said that Guru Nanak has given a message of communal harmony, peace and unity to the society. Mr Kovind said, Guru Nanak Dev stood against exploitation and atrocity, and dedicated himself to the service and welfare of the underprivileged.

President Donald Trump has extended warm wishes to Sikhs on the occasion of the 548th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Devji, the founder and first Guru of Sikhism. He is the first Guru of the Sikh religion and the Sikh people follow all the teachings of the Guru Nanak.

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