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Satgur NANAK Pargatya Mitti Dhund Jag Channan Hoa

Devinder Singh Kohli /kaumimarg .com | November 14, 2016 12:17 PM
Satgur NANAK  Pargatya Mitti Dhund Jag Channan Hoa

Guru Nanak  the founder of Sikhism and the first of the ten Gurus  of the Sikhs, was born  in the village of Talwandi. Also called Rai Bhoe-ki Talwandi, the village now known as Nankana Sahib, is near Lahore in present-day Pakistan. He was born, according to many 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, which is believed to be Saturday15 April1469; while other chronicles state the date of birth as October 20 1469. The Sikhs  now celebrate this auspicious event each year on the Pooranmashi (full moon day) in the lunar month of Katak (October-November), which falls on different dates every year.

 Guru Nanak has been called "one of the greatest religious innovators of all time".He travelled   not only throughout India's north, south, east and west, but also far beyond into Arabia, Mesopotamia (Iraq), Ceylon (Sri Lanka), Afghanistan, Turkey, Burma and Tibet; new records now show even as far as Europe ans in particular Italy!

He travelled  wide for teaching people the message of one God who dwells in every one of His creations and constitutes the eternal Truth.He set up a unique spiritual, social, and political platform based on equality, fraternal love, goodness, and virtue.

Guru Nanak's words are registered in the form of 974 poetic hymns in the holy text of Sikhism, the Guru Granth Sahib, with some of the major prayers being the Japji Sahib, the Asa di Var and the Sidh-Ghost. It is part of Sikh religious belief that the spirit of Guru Nanak's sanctity, divinity and religious authority descended upon each of the nine subsequent Gurus when the Guruship was devolved on to them.[

The name "Nanak" was used by all subsequent Gurus while penning down their own spiritual revelations, registered now in the Sikh holy scripture called the Guru Granth Sahib. So the second Sikh Guru, Guru Angad is also called the "Second Nanak" or "Nanak II". It is believed by the Sikhs that all subsequent Gurus carried the same message as that of Guru Nanak and so they have used the name "Nanak" in their holy text instead of their own name.

 

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