Guru Nanak Jayanti 2022: Every year the festival of Prakash (Prakash Parv 2022) is celebrated with great pomp. This holy festival is celebrated on the full moon date of Kartik month. This festival is also known as Guru Nanak Jayanti 2022. Guru Nanak was the founder of Sikhism. He was the first Guru among the 10 Gurus of the Sikhs. His birth is celebrated all over the world as Guru Parv. Guru Nanak Dev was born on the full moon date of Kartik month in 1469. This year the full moon date of Kartik month is falling on November 8. Guru Nanak Jayanti is very special for the people of Sikhism. On this day, not only in the country but also in the Gurdwaras present in foreign countries, there is great enthusiasm. If you are thinking of going to Punjab on this special occasion, then the name of Golden Temple must first come to your mind. But apart from this, there are many beautiful and big Gurudwaras in Punjab. Let’s know..
Gurdwara Harmandir Sahib Singh, Amritsar
This Gurudwara is famous worldwide as Golden Temple. Also known as Sri Harmandir Sahib and Darbar Sahib. It is the center of the faith of the Sikhs. Attempts were made to destroy Gurdwara Harminder Sahib located in Amritsar city of Punjab many times, but due to devotion and faith, Hindus and Sikhs rebuilt it, every single incident is also depicted here. Its foundation was laid by Ramdas ji, the fourth Guru of the Sikhs. According to some sources, Guruji had laid the foundation of this Gurudwara in the year 1588 from Mian Mir, a Sufi saint of Lahore. Later Maharaja Ranjit Singh decided to make it out of gold, after which it got the name Golden Temple.
Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib Ji, Anandpur Sahib
Takht Shri Kesgarh Sahib Ji Gurdwara is situated right in the middle of Anandpur Sahib. Its foundation was laid in 1689. This Gurudwara is special in many ways. It was here that the Khalsa Panth was born. Apart from this, on Baisakhi in 1699, Guru Gobind Singh ji also started the initiation of Khande di Pahul here. It has a rich and glorious history. The invading armies could never reach here. Here Guru Gobind Singh ji’s Khanda (double-edged sword), his personal dagger-dagger, gun etc. are kept.
Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib, Patiala
Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib is a popular Gurdwara of Punjab. People have a lot of faith in this gurudwara famous for miraculous water. It is said that if a patient takes a dip in the pond here with full faith, he becomes completely healthy.
This Gurudwara has a special role in the history of Sikhism. According to history, the Mughals were forcibly forcing the Hindus to change their religion, due to which a long war ensued. During this time the family of Guru Gobind Singh got separated. His mother Gujri got separated from her grandsons Fateh Singh and Zorawar Singh. When the Mughal soldiers caught hold of the children and asked them to convert to religion, the children refused and killed them. This Gurudwara has been built in memory of the martyrdom of the children of Guru Gobind Singh.
Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Tarn Taran, Majha
There is never a crowd in this huge and beautiful Gurudwara. Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Tarn Taran was established by the fifth Guru, Guru Sri Arjan Dev. Tarn Taran is the same place from where Sikhs used to make the policies of rebellion. That is, it used to be the center of that rebellion. You should come here to see the biggest lake present here and visit the Gurudwara.