Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti is a major festival celebrated by the Sikh community across India as well as by the Sikhs in different parts of the world. Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti is celebrated to mark the birthday of the tenth guru of Sikh religion, Sri Guru Gobind Singh. He was the founder of the Khalsa sect in the Sikh community. His birth name was Gobind Rai and he was born in Patna, Bihar. He declared that after him, ‘Guru Granth Sahib’ will be the ultimate guru of Sikhs which will show the path to his followers.
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1) Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti is one of the major festivals of the Sikh community in India.
2) The Jayanti is celebrated to mark the birth of tenth and last master Guru Gobind Singh.
3) Guru Gobind Singh was a spiritual master as well as a warrior and the last guru of Sikhs.
4) He was born on 5th January 1666 in Patna, Bihar in a Khatri family.
5) Guru Gobind Singh spent his first four years in Patna and returned to the home in Punjab.
6) His father Guru Teg Bahadur was killed in Delhi in November 1675.
7) Guru Gobind Singh was appointed as 10th Sikh guru when he was only nine years old.
8) He founded the Sikh warrior community in 1699 known as ‘Khalsa’.
9) Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti is observed for three days on the holy shrine in Patna Sahib.
10) The holy text of the Sikhs, Guru Granth Sahib is displayed on a ‘palki’ in a procession on the day.
1) Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti is a famous festival among the Sikh community celebrated to commemorate the birth of Guru Gobind Singh.
2) Guru Gobind Singh was born to father Guru Teg Bahadur and mother Mata Gujri.
3) Guru Teg Bahadur was killed by Mughal emperor Aurangzeb for refusing to accept Islam.
4) Guru Gobind Singh wrote books like ‘Chandi Da Var’ in Punjabi, which signifies the victory of good over evil.
5) Guru Gobind Singh married thrice and his first wife was ‘Mata Jito’, the second was ‘Mata Sundari’ and third was ‘Mata Sahib Dewan’.
6) In 1699, Guru Gobind Singh appealed to the Sikhs to gather at Anandpur on Baisakhi and founded a Sikh warrior community called ‘Khalsa’.
7) Guru Gobind Singh introduced the five Ks tradition in Khalsa viz. Kesha, Kangha, Kara, Kirpan, Kachhera as a code of discipline for the Sikh or Khalsa warriors.
8) The life and stories of the leadership of Guru Gobind Singh have been very important to the Sikh community as he institutionalized Khalsa as an integral part of Sikhs.
9) Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti is observed for three days and an “Akhand Path” is held at the Gurudwaras in the morning.
10) Special prayers are conducted inside the Gurudwaras and long processions are carried out on the streets displaying the tableau of Guru Gobind Singh.
Guru Gobind Singh was the tenth guru of the Sikh religion. His life and struggle against the Mughals are an appropriate example of standing firm against the evil. To eliminate those evils from the nation as well as the society he created the Khalsa sect in Sikhism. The birthday of Guru Gobind Singh is celebrated with much fervor among the Sikh community. Sikh as well as people from other religion also participate with full enthusiasm on this occasion.