calendar icon Mon, November 30, 2020

One of the most revered festivals of Sikhs, Guru Nanak Jayanti, the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak ji, the founder of Sikhism, will be celebrated on November 30, 2020. It is said that the foundation of Sikhism was laid on a fateful day when Guru Nanak Dev ji went to take a bath in Bein, a rivulet in Punjab. Legend has it that on his return he was in communion with the divine, and eventually introduced the world to the faith of Sikhism. Guru Nanak's words impacted thousands from all walks of life - farmers, politicians, common men, soldiers etc. The Guru carried his divine message all over the country, where Gurudwaras have been set up in his honour. The journeys that Guru Nanak undertook are called Odysseys or Udaisis. Today, devotees from all over the world follow in his footsteps to take a taste of the divine and be overwhelmed by the same spiritual powers that once inspired the Guru.