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Supermoon and Gurpurab

Supermoon and Gurpurab

Guru Nanak Dev ji was the founder of Sikhism. Sikhs believe Him to be God in a Human form. His teachings are embodied in Scripture form: Guru Granth Sahib ji. Traditionally, Guru Nanak Dev ji’s prakash purab (the day He spread forth His light on this earth) is celebrated on the full moon night of [...]

Without the Guru

Without the Guru

A few days back India celebrated the festival of Guru purnima – celebration of having a Guru, who destroys our ignorance, and provides us with the Light of Knowledge. Guru Nanak made four journeys to different places of this world, destroying darkness and evil. On one such journey, Guru Nanak had a long discussion with [...]

Guru Nanak prakash utsav

I visited the Nagar Keertan yesterday, on the occasion of Gurn Nanak Prakash Utsav. Prakash Utsav means celebrating the day the Divine Light (of Knowledge) spread. The thought that struck me during the hymn singing was this: ਸਾਧੂ ਸੰਗਿ ਸਿਖਾਇਓ ਨਾਮੁ || ਸਰਬ ਮਨੋਰਥ ਪੂਰਨ ਕਾਮ || The translation: In the Saadh Sangat, the Company [...]