Joe Biden Greets Sikhs On Guru Nanak Jayanti: US President Joe Biden has extended warm greetings to the Sikh community on the 552nd birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev. He was a visionary of Guru Nanak. "The message of equality, peace and service is as important today as it was five centuries ago.".
Biden reiterates Guru Nanak’s teachings
Joe Biden said in a statement on Friday (local time) that the teachings of Guru Nanak should ensure the dignity and equal rights of all people, women and girls. Emphasizes on the empowerment of K, inter-religious cooperation and service actions to help the needy.
"Sikhs are strengthening communities around the world"
Also, Joe told Biden that "Living up to these and other core values of their faith, the Sikh community continues to strengthen communities in the United States and around the world."
US President Joe Biden extended greetings to the Sikh community on the occasion of Gurpurab, the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, the first of the ten Sikh gurus.
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Guru Nanak Jayanti is also called “Gurupurab”
Let us tell that Guru Nanak Jayanti is also known as “Gurupurab”. It is the most important festival of Sikhism. This day marks the birth of Sri Guru Nanak Dev, who laid the foundation of Sikhism. Guru Nanak was born on April 15, 1469 at Rai Bhoi Ki Talwandi near Lahore, in present-day Sekhpura district of Pakistan.
Akhand Path and Nagar Kirtan Happen
Guru Nanak Jayanti festival begins two days before the full moon day which includes rituals like Akhand Path, Nagar Kirtan. Two days before the birth anniversary, monolithic recitations are done in gurudwaras and homes. Gurdwaras are decorated with flowers and lights. The festivities begin at Amrit Vela on the day of the birth anniversary. There are recitations, stories and kirtans of hymns. Langar is organized. According to the Hindu calendar, Guru Nanak Jayanti is celebrated on the day of Kartik Purnima.
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