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Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti 2024: Wishes, Holiday Updates, and Celebrations on 17th January

Curated By: Nibandh Vinod

Last Updated: January 17, 2024, 13:51 IST

Celebrating Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti: Wishing You a Blessed Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti 2024. (Image: PTI file)

Celebrating Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti: Wishing You a Blessed Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti 2024. (Image: PTI file)

Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti commemorates the birth of the 10th Guru of Sikhism, revered for his spiritual leadership, warrior spirit, and dedication to social justice.

GURU GOBIND SINGH JAYANTI: Depending on the calendar used, Guru Gobind Singh’s birth anniversary falls on either December 22 (Western calendar) or January 17 (Nanakshahi calendar). This year, it is being celebrated today on January 17. The day commemorates the birth of the 10th Guru of Sikhism, revered for his spiritual leadership, warrior spirit, and dedication to social justice.

The day is marked by joyous festivities in Gurdwaras (Sikh places of worship) worldwide. Prayers, hymns, readings from Guru Granth Sahib (the Sikh scripture), processions, and community feasts (langar) are common features. The banks will remain closed in Chandigarh.

GURU GOBIND SINGH JAYANTI 2024 WISHES TO SHARE

Waheguru ji ka Khalsa, Waheguru ji ki Fateh! ay Guru Gobind Singh’s spirit fill you with courage, resilience, and unwavering faith.

On this Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti, may we embrace the five Ks (Kesh, Kangha, Kirpan, Kaccha, Kara) in every aspect of our lives, embodying purity, discipline, bravery, humility, and faith.

May the divine light of Guru Gobind Singh illuminate your path, leading you towards righteousness, equality, and compassion for all beings.

Let’s celebrate Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti by upholding his teachings of standing up against injustice, defending the rights of the weak, and serving humanity with selfless devotion.

On this auspicious day, may we find strength in Guru Gobind Singh’s sacrifices and dedicate ourselves to building a peaceful and harmonious world.

Wishing you a blessed Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti filled with joyous hymns, delicious langar, and the blessings of the Guru.

May the Khalsa spirit of Chardikala (eternal optimism) always guide you, reminding you to conquer negativity and radiate positivity in every situation.

Let Guru Gobind Singh’s message of universal brotherhood resonate within you, inspiring you to bridge differences and connect with everyone with kindness and respect.

As we celebrate Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti, may we strive to be worthy of his legacy by living lives of honesty, integrity, and selfless service.

Wishing you a Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti filled with the blessings of Waheguru Ji, abundant joy, and the strength to walk the righteous path.

GURU GOBIND SINGH JAYANTI 2024 CELEBRATIONS

  1. Gurdwaras are decorated with lights and flowers to mark the festive occasion. The holy scripture, Guru Granth Sahib, is read continuously in the days leading up to the celebration.
  2. Sikhs organize Nagar Kirtan, which is a religious procession that involves singing hymns and prayers while marching through the streets. The Guru Granth Sahib is carried in a beautifully decorated palanquin, and the procession often includes devotees, martial arts displays, and the Panj Pyare (Five Beloved Ones).
  3. Sikhs may observe Akhand Path, which is the continuous reading of the Guru Granth Sahib from beginning to end. This reading typically takes 48 hours and involves a relay of readers.
  4. Special kirtan (devotional music) and katha (discourse) programs are organized in Gurdwaras to commemorate Guru Gobind Singh’s teachings and life.
  5. Some Sikhs choose Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti for the initiation ceremony of Amrit, which is the Sikh baptism ceremony. During this ceremony, individuals commit to the principles of Sikhism and adopt the Five Ks, which are the distinctive articles of faith.
  6. Sikhs emphasize seva (selfless service) as an integral part of their faith. During Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti, community service initiatives such as langar (community kitchen) are organized to provide free meals to all, regardless of caste, creed, or religion.
  7. In some places, especially in India, the celebration may include fireworks, light displays, and various cultural events to mark the joyous occasion.
  8. Sikhs often take this time to reflect on the life and teachings of Guru Gobind Singh. They may read and discuss his writings and poetry.

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