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12 Nov 2019

Guru Parb Celebrated Around The Country

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Today is the Guru Nanak Dev 550 birth Anniversary.  He was born on the full moon day of Kartik Shukla. Guru Nanak Dev's father's name was Mehta Kalu and mother's name was Trupta Devi. Nanak Dev Ji's sister's name was Nanaki. Guru Nanak was married to Mata Sulakhani in 1487. They had two sons named Srichand and Lakshmichand.

Guru Nanak used to say that God is one and his worship is for both Hindu Muslims. Idolatry, polytheism was called unnecessary by Nanak. His views had an impact on both Hindus and Muslims. Guru Nanak Ji said that God dwells in the heart of man, if there are disorders of cruelty, hatred, slander, anger etc. in the heart, then such filthy cannot be ready to sit in the heart of God.

Guru Nanak settled in Kartarpur in the last phase of life. He gave up his body on 25 September 1539. Before his death, he declared his disciple brother Lahna as his successor, who later became known as Guru Angad Dev.

On the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, kirtans is being organized at various centers around the country.  A number of tableaux will come out, including band groups, equestrian nihangs, school children, kirtan mandalis, akharas and gatka groups. 

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