An overview

Gurpurab is one of the most important and foremost Sikh festivals. People of Sikh community even sacrifice their lives while celebrating the intriguing Gurpurabs festival. According to the old tradition of Sikhs all the pious Sikhs use to congregate on a sacred premise to remember and pay tribute to the great Gurus. The same culture is widely followed in Dewali (Bandi Chhor Diwas), Vaisakhi (Khalsa Sajna Diwas) or Martyrdom day of Guru Arjan Sahib (Sahidi Diwas).

The fabulous occasion, Gurpurab, is celebrated all over the world with lot of fun and passion. The birthday of the saint, Guru Nanak Sahib, the founder of Sikhism, is celebrated as Gurpurab all over the world. The holy Sikh saint was born at Rai-Bhoi-di-Talwadi, located at a distance of 50 km from Lahore, in 1469. The birth place of Guru Nanak Sahib is now famously known as Nanakana Sahib. The ideologies and doctrines of Sikhism are known to the huge population of the world due to the saintly Guru Nanak Sahib. He was one of the prime 10 Sikh Gurus of the world.

A set of beliefs and philosophies were spread through the peaceful messages of the calm Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak Sahib. These principles were also enacted as loud voices against the corruptions and ritualism. It was due to the impressive presence of the saint that huge magnitude of people were interested and attracted towards him and the religion. However, irrespective of religion and creed, a lot of people were pulled towards Guru Nanak Sahib. It’s a known reality that many people find solace and comfort while listening to the bani (compositions) of the saint. Ruffled and restless souls find their tranquilities even today.

Guru Nanak Sahib believed in equality. He also considered that the only path to heaven goes through the tough roads of helping needy people. Serving people was one of his important mottos of life. Sikhs are spiritual and are firm believers of the Almighty. However, the Sikhs don’t worship idols because they believe that there is only one God and he is formless.

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