Many blessings to our Sikh readers! Happy Gurpurab or Guru Nanak Jayanti 2011.
The Gurpurab, also known as Guru Nanak Birthday, is the birthday of the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak, and one of the most sacred festivals in Sikhism.
Apart from Sikhs, the Nanakpanthi Hindus and other followers of Guru Nanak's philosophy also celebrate this festival. Sikh Guru's birthdays are known as Gurpurab.
The festivities in the Sikh religion revolve around the anniversaries of the 10 Sikh Gurus. These Gurus were responsible for shaping the beliefs of the Sikhs. Their birthdays, known as Gurpurabs, are occasions for celebration and prayer among the Sikhs.
Guru Nanak Dev Ji — the First Guru and the founder of Sikhism — was born in 1469 in Rai-Bhoi-di Talwandi in the present Shekhupura District of Pakistan, now Nankana Sahib.
The birthday of Guru Nanak Sahib falls on Kartik Poornima, i.e., the day of the full moon in the month of Kartik. In the Gregorian Calendar, the birthday of Guru Nanak usually falls in the month of November, but its date varies from year to year, based on the traditional dates of the Indian calendar.
Just in case you are wondering how to celebrate the Jayanti 2011, remember gifts and sweets are integral part of the festivity. You can also send an SMS or an e-greetings card
You can send: Kissi ne pucha tera gharbaar kitna hai
kissi ne pucha tera karobaar kitna hai
kssi ne pucha tera parivaar kitna hai
koi virla hi puch da hai,
TERA GURU NAAL PYAAR KITNA HAI…
Happy Guru Nanak Jayanti..
Or, Guru Nanak Jayanti ki dher sari Badhai
Guru Nanak Jayanti Mubarak ho!
Else, Man Mein Sincho Har Har Naam
Andar Kirtan, Hor Guun Gaam
Aisi Preet Karo Man Mere
Aath Pehar Prab Jano Nehre
Kaho guru Ja Ka Nirmal Bhaag
Har Charnee Ta Ka Man Laag.
You can also send: Satguru nanak pargateya miti dhund jag chaanan hova
guru nanak dev ji de prakash utsav di lakh lakh vadhayee sabhnu.
In English, you can go in for: May Guru Jee inspire you to achieve all your goals and May His blessings be with you in whatever you do
Or else, Happy Gurpurab to all the Sikhs and to everyone who is a well-wisher of the ideals of Sikhism….
Even this one is good —Let us all celebrate birthday of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji …