Guru Govind Singh Jayanti

Guru Govind Singh Jayanti

Guru Govind Singh

Shree Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti (also spelled Govind Singh) is a religious festival of the Sikh community that celebrates the birthday of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the 10th Guru of Sikhs.

Devotees sing devotional songs during the procession and serve sacred Kadha Prasad, Sweets, and cold sweet water or sharbat among the peoples. This is the special day for special worship gathering held at Gurudwaras.

Guru Govind Singh

Guru Gobind Singh Ji was 10th Sikh guru. He was born on 05 January 1666 at Patna, Bihar. Now known as Patna Sahib. His birthday is celebrated as per Nanakshahi Calendar.

Guru Gobind Singh Ji was the son of Guru Teg Bahadur, who gave his life for religious freedom. Guru Gobind Singh stood against Mugal Rulers at a very young age.

Guru Gobind Singh Ji was a spiritual master, poet, and warrior. When his father Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji was beheaded by the Mughal emperor for refusing to convert to Islam, then Guru Govind Singh was formally announced as the leader of the Sikhs at age of nine years old and became the tenth Sikh Guru.

What is the 5ks in Sikhism?

Guru Govind Singh initiated the 05 K’s tradition of the Khalsa
Kesh (uncut hair)
Kangha (a wooden comb)
Kara (a metal bracelet)
Kirpan (a dagger)
Kacchera (cotton underpants)

Predecessor & Successor of Guru Gobind Singh

Predecessor of Guru Gobind Singh Ji – Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji
Successor of Guru Gobind Singh Ji – Guru Granth Sahib

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