Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti 2023 | Date, History, Importance, Wishes , Significance, Quotes , Messages, Images Celebrations and Traditional Foods
Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti is a festival celebrated by Sikhs across the world. The day marks the birthday of the tenth Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh ji, who was also one of the most celebrated Sikh gurus. Guru Gobind Singh was a spiritual master, warrior, philosopher and poet. Due to his huge contribution to Sikhism, he is considered as the eternal guru by many of his followers. Guru Gobind Singh was the tenth Guru of the Sikh religion. The five K’s of Sikhism were introduced by him. They are kangha, kesh, kachera, kara and kirpan. Guru Gobind Singh was born as Gobind Rai at Patna Sahib, also known as Takht Sri Patna Sahib (now in Patna), to Guru Teg Bahadur, the ninth Guru of Sikhism, and Mata Gujr.
On this auspicious day, Sikhs remember their great guru by praying for their near and dear one’s prosperity and listening to Gobind Singh’s poetry. Like most festivals, special delicacies are also prepared on this day. Read on to know more about Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti 2023.
Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti 2023 Date
Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti is celebrated across the world with great enthusiasm. The date of Guru Gobind varies from year to year, according to the Indian lunar calendar. This year, Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti will be celebrated across India on 9th, January, 2023.
Saptami Tithi Begins: 10:42 AM on January 8th, 2023
Saptami Tithi Ends: 11:08 AM on January 9th, 2023
Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti History
Gobind Singh’s father Guru Tegh Bahadur was the ninth guru of the Sikhs. He was killed for refusing to convert to Islam and so Guru Tegh Bahadur is considered as a martyr for religious freedom. After his death, Gobind Singh was made the tenth guru of the Sikhs at a tender age. He formed his own army of warriors, who were baptised and adopted sainthood, and fought to protect their people from being oppressed by other rulers. Guru Gobind Singh and his Khalsa army inspired Sikh devotees to fight the Mughal rulers for their religious freedom and political liberty.
Importance and Significance
The tenth guru ji’s teachings are believed to have a big impact on the Sikhs. It was in fact under his guidance and inspiration that the Khalsa followed a strict moral code and spiritual inclination. The warrior, spiritual master, writer and philosopher, Guru Gobind Singh has also penned many literary works. In 1708, before his death, the tenth guru declared Sikhism’s Holy Scripture, the Guru Granth Sahib as the permanent Sikh Guru.
Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti 2023 Wishes
This year marks the 356 birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh, the 10th guru of the Sikhs. Born in Patna, he is known for his valiance and his spiritual teachings and has inspired many people over the years. Guru Gobind Singh’s Jayanti usually falls in December or January every year, according to the Gregorian calendar. However, this year it will be celebrated on January 9th.
* May happiness and blessings surround you as we join together to remember the beloved Guru Gobind Singh Ji and the beginnings of Sikhism. Happy Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti.
*If you are determined, the victory shall be yours. Heartiest Gurpurab Greetings.
*Blessings of your teachers and almighty cannot be taken for granted. These are only with you until you do good deeds. Gurpurab Di Lakh Lakh Wadhai.
*As a Sikh, you cannot forgo the option of doing good for society at large. Do good, even if it takes your life away. Heartiest Gurpurab Greetings.
* Nanak Naam Jahaaz Hai
Jo Chadhe So Uttre Paar!
Happy Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti!
Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti Quotes and Messages
Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj, the 10th guru of the Sikhs. Born in Patna, Guru Gobind Singh inspired people with his knowledge of philosophy, his principles, and bravery. Guru Gobind Singh’s Jayanti, which usually falls in December or January every year. On this day, devotees participate in religious celebrations, prayers, and offerings, and seek his blessings. People share sweets and cold drinks (mostly sherbet) among the adults and children, during the procession
* “Karta (The Creator) and Karim (The beneficient) are the names of the same God. Razak (The provider) and Rahim (The Merciful) are also the names given to Him. Let no man in his error wrangle over differences in names. Worship the One God who is the Lord of all. Know that his form is one and He is the One light diffused in all.”
* “Egotism is such a terrible disease, he dies, to be reincarnated he continues coming and going.”
* “Fruitful is the entire life of those, who feel hunger for the Name of the Lord in their minds.”
* “I came into the world charged with the duty to uphold the right in every place, to destroy sin and evil… the only reason I took birth was to see that righteousness may flourish, that good may live, and tyrants be torn out by their roots.”
* “For this purpose was I born, let all virtuous people understand. I was born to advance righteousness, to emancipate the good, and to destroy all evil-doers root and branch.
Celebrations and Traditional Foods
People following Sikhism remember their tenth on Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti. At some places processions are held and people sing devotional songs or listen to poetry written by their guru. During the procession, delicious sweets and cold drink or sharbat are also shared among children and adults. Special prayer gatherings are also held at the Gurudwaras, which are lit and decorated on this special day, to remember Guru Gobind Singh and his teachings on his birthday.
Many special dishes are prepared on this day, which are unique to this festival. The Gurudwaras prepare food for people paying their respect on this day, irrespective of one’s religion or caste. The devotees get together and recite the Guru Grantha Sahib before serving food to all. Local delicacies including a dish made of tamarind rice dish called Puligore, Holige- a sweet bread along with Ugadi Pachadi- sweet and sour chutney are prepared on this day.
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