Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti
 

About 2016 Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti

Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti (16th January 2016)

 
It will mark the 349th Birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh
 
 
 
Rituals
 
The festival is celebrated with immense joy and happiness in Punjab, especially in The Golden Temple located in Amritsar. People burn crackers and light earthen lamps to decorate their house just like people do on Diwali. Gurudwaras are decorated with flowers and lights. Days before the festival, people start cleaning the worshipping place voluntarily. They pay special attention to cleanliness and decorations. 
Various kinds of food items are prepared for the day. Though the custom of feeding the poor and needy is not new to the Sikh religion and preparing Langar Langar is the common food which is served commonly to all the visitors who come to Gurudwara. It is vegetarian food and completely free of cost. The ritual of Langar was started by Guru Nanak and it was designed on the basis of equality. All people, despite caste, creed, color, age and religion. On various festivals and cultural events, there are variations in the langar and on such events the langar is not only limited to the Gurudwara but it is also served on open roads or parks. is also a part of their daily activities, on Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti, the number of items prepared are big in number. The food is then distributed to all the visitors, irrespective of their religion and financial background. 
 
Special prayers are also recited for the day and processions are also taken out. People are distributed food items and sweetened milk or water on the road. Anyone passing through from such stalls can stop and have food. The idea behind it is not to let anyone go thirsty or hungry and to provide the basic comforts to all the humans. At some places, warm clothes and blankets are also distributed as the festival falls in the peak of the winter season. Before starting the meal, people come together to recite Guru Granth Sahib. It is the religious text of Sikhs which they consider as their impersonal God. It has the teachings of all the ten Gurus. After the tenth Guru, Sikhs started praying and worshipping the sacred text. It has 1430 pages and was composed in between 1469 and 1708. It is a spiritual guide but not only for Sikhs but for all the humanity. It is believed to answer all the queries related to religion and morality. It is written in Gurumukhi script and is believed to be the word of God. Every person present in the vicinity, cover their head with a cloth, bow down, join their hands and thank the almighty for the wonderful life bestowed. 
 
Singing devotional songs, dancing on folk songs, displaying the valor by performing martial arts on streets in the presence of abundance of humans are also a part of the day. At some places, historical lectures are also organized. People also participate in poem reciting competitions and present their creativity in order to praise the tenth Guru and his teachings. 
 
People from faraway places come to experience the grandeur of the celebrations of the day. The Golden temple is filled with people who wait for hours to just get a glimpse of Guru Granth Sahib. Local sellers and owners of small scale industries set up their shops near various Gurudwaras to attract tourists and earn a good amount of money for themselves. The atmosphere is filled with happiness and people’s heart with gratitude and contentment. 
 
 
Significance
 
Guru Gobind Singh was a seeker of truth. He only wanted to see unity and brotherhood among all and this festival is celebrated with the same feeling. People come and work together for the betterment of society and spread the feeling of humanity, compassion and harmony. People also try to follow the philosophy behind the golden words ‘EkOnkar’ which means that we all are one and so is our Creator. 
 
 

 




 
 
 

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