The 550th birth anniversary of Sikhism founder, Guru Nanak Dev is being celebrated on Nov 12, 2019 as Guru Nanak Jayanti across countries. He is considered as one of the abled religious thinkers ever.
Bengaluru: The birthday of Guru Nanak Dev, the first of the ten Sikh gurus and the founder of Sikhism, is observed as ‘Guru Nanak Gurpurab’ across the globe.
Guru Nanak travelled the world to spread the message that there is only one God. He is credited with setting up a distinctive social, political and spiritual platform based on virtue, equality, goodness and love.
Guru Nanak’s thoughts, views and words have been catalogued in the form of 974 poetic hymns in ‘Guru Granth Sahib’, the holy text of Sikhism.
The three guiding principles of Guru Nanak Dev are: "Naam japna, kirat karna, vand chhakna", which means to repeat God's name, to be ready to engage in the labour of one's hands and to be willing to share with others what one has gathered.
Several leaders took to Twitter to wish their followers on this special occasion.
Today, on the very special occasion of the 550th Prakash Parv of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, my greetings to everyone. This is a day to rededicate ourselves to fulfilling Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s dream of a just, inclusive and harmonious society. pic.twitter.com/8LLUU0a3Jg— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 12, 2019
“Even Kings and emperors with heaps of wealth and vast dominion cannot compare with an ant filled with the love of God.” - Guru Nanak.— Nirmala Sitharaman (@nsitharaman) November 12, 2019
On the occasion of #GuruNanakJayanti, will be seeking the blessings of the Guru at the Bangla Sahib Gurudwara, this morning. #GuruNanak550
Greetings to all on the occasion of 550th Prakash Parv of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Guru Nanak Dev Ji's teachings, behavior and message of love and harmony will always show direction to the society.#GuruNanak550 pic.twitter.com/5cA6PadnNW— Sunil Deodhar (@Sunil_Deodhar) November 12, 2019
Early morning today at Delhi‘s Bangla Sahib Gurdwara (Sikh house of worship) on the 550th birth anniversary of #GuruNanakDevji. #HappyGurpurab. Thanks Balbir Singh & all members of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara community #GuruNanak550 #GuruNanakJayanti pic.twitter.com/0cNcUWRmtS— Walter J. Lindner (@AmbLindnerIndia) November 12, 2019
Today we remember the Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji whose teachings of love & brotherhood continues to inspire the Sikh community to be ambassadors of peace, offering their helping hand in times of crisis around the world. Wishing our citizens a blessed 550th #GuruNanak550 Jayanti.— Conrad Sangma (@SangmaConrad) November 12, 2019
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