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The Celebration of Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti 2024

By December 23, 2023January 17th, 2024No Comments
Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti 2024

As we celebrate the 357th birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh ji, let’s explore some biography and the essence behind the celebration of Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti. It is one of the most significant and promising festivities in the Sikh culture, observed in January. He is the tenth Guru of the Sikhs; thus, this day is celebrated to honour the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Ji.

Guru Gobind Singh birthday date is 22 December 1666 in Patna, Bihar. He was born during the Margashirsha month, which is considered auspicious in astrology as it is a full moon day. This is the time when planetary alignments are positive and high in energy. So, to know more about Guru Gobind and his achievements, you need to hand it to us.  

 Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti 2024 Date and Timings 

  • Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti date: January 17, 2024 (Wednesday) 
  • Saptami Tithi Begins: Jan 16, 2024 (11:57 PM) 
  • Saptami Tithi Ends: Jan 17, 2024 (10:06 PM) 

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Who is Guru Gobind Singh?

Guru Gobind Ji was a great man who fearlessly encountered the Mughal rulers to acquire justice for his Sikh community. He is one of the 10th Sikh Gurus who got this opportunity at nine years old due to his bravery, courage, and devotion to God.

Moreover, Guru Gobind Ji is the son of Guru Tegh Bahadur and Mata Gujri, who established the Khalsa Panth in 1699. Also, the name given to him during his birth was Guru Gobind Rai, but he later changed his name to Guru Gobind Singh. 

Moreover, after the death of Guru Tegh Bahadur, whose head was cut off by the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, Guru Gobind Singh was declared the 10th Sikh Guru on March 29, 1676. He then vowed to fulfil his father’s dream of establishing a Sikh community because he did not want to let Aurangzeb succeed in turning the Sikhs into Islam. 

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Creation of Khalsa Panth in 1699 by Guru Gobind Singh Ji 

The establishment of Khalsa Panth, a Sikh Warrior Community, in the year 1699 was a part of the contribution of Guru Gobind Singh Ji to the Sikh Community. During that time, Mughal king Aurangzeb wanted to Sikh people to convert into the Islamic religion. So, during the fight of Guru Tegh Bahadur for his Sikh community, he was stabbed and killed in Delhi. However, that’s when Guru Gobind Singh, along with his other warriors, started a Khalsa community to protect innocent people from converting to Islam. 

Moreover, this Sikh Community was established as Khalsa Panth in 1699 by Guru Gobind Singh, along with five other warriors. After that, the tradition took place as a new ceremony for Sikh warriors whose duty was to protect people from religious ill-treatment. However, that’s when he introduced the idea of a 5K. This tradition was for all the Sikh men who had to carry these five things compulsorily. This includes- Kesh (uncut hair), Kangha (a wooden comb), Kara (an iron bracelet), Kirpan (a sharp pointed knife) and Kacchera (short breeches or short trousers).

Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti Significance

Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti is the birth anniversary of the 10th Guru and the last Guru in the Sikh community. This day is also called the Prakash Parv, where people gather together to remember the fearless war of Guru Gobind Ji against the Mughals for the innocent people. Guru Gobind Ji was the one person because of whom the Sikh community is still in existence who believed in fighting for his community and not letting the Sikh people turn to Islam. 

Also, Guru Gobind Singh Ji died on 7 October 1708 when he was stabbed by an assassin at the age of 42. Despite his several dedications towards his community, the weak moon affected by the malefic planets in his birth chart might also be the factor leading to early death. However, he was the last Sikh Guru, so he wanted his followers and the entire community to follow the teachings of Sikhism, which all the devotees must strictly follow. However, to keep the teachings of Sikhism alive, he created a sacred book known as the Guru Granth, which includes all his teachings. So, on the day of Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti, people remember his sacrifice for his community and his teachings. 

How is Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti celebrated? 

Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti is celebrated all over the world, and it’s also marked as a national holiday. However, on this day, people gather together at the holy place of the Sikh community, Gurudwara, to mark his birth anniversary. During the day, people volunteer to do Parkash Utsav, a free sewa in the Gurudwara. All the devotees offer prayers, remember him for his bravery, and reach for his teachings. Devotees discuss about his achievements and his sacrifice against the Sikh community. 

Moreover, on this day, Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s teachings in poetry and songs written in the Granth Sahib are sung and recited by the people. Devotees also remember the previous Gurus and Indian saints, such as Kabir and Guru Tegh Bahadur. Besides that, people offer donations in the Gurudwara and enjoy the delicious prasad, which is known as Langar. 

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As we celebrate the happy Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti, remember to visit Gurudwara on this day to commemorate the teachings of Great Guru Gobind Singh Ji. It’s one of the most sacred days to be grateful for the sacrifice and know some of the religious teachings of Gobind Ji. 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. When is Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti in 2024?

Guru Gobind Singh Ji birthday is celebrated on Wednesday, 17 January 2024. He was born on Saptami tithi of the Paush month in 1666.

2. What are the famous literary works of Guru Gobind Singh Ji?

Some of the best-known literary works of Guru Gobind Singh Ji are Jaap Sahib, Akaal Utsatat, Bachitra Natak, Chandi Charitra, Zafar Naama, and Khalsa Mahima.

3. What are the things to do on Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti?

Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti is celebrated with great enthusiasm, and special prayers and processions are held at the Gurudwara. People offer food and clothes on this day and do selfless service in the Gurudwara.

4. What are the 5K introduced by Guru Gobind Singh Ji?

The 5K are the important things that should be followed by Sikh people all the time. These five things are Kesh (uncut hair), Kangha (a wooden comb), Kara (an iron or steel bracelet), Kirpan (a sharp knife) and Kacchera (short breeches).

5. Who were the five volunteers known as the Panj Pyare?

The five warriors who volunteered to form the Khalsa who the Guru Gobind Singh Ji renamed are Daya Ram (Bhai Daya Singh), Dharam Das (Bhai Dharam Singh), Himmat Rai (Bhai Himmat Singh), Mohkam Chand (Bhai Mohkam Singh), Sahib Chand (Bhai Sahib Singh)

6. What are the teachings of Guru Gobind Singh Ji?

Guru Gobind Singh Ji believes in respecting everyone regardless of caste and culture. He teaches all his devotees to always be at peace and harmony. They should always do selfless service, which can offer them the blessings of Gurus.

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