Guru Nanak Birthday, Guru Nanak Jayanti Date, timing and significance

Watch: 900 Indian pilgrims head to Pakistan to celebrate the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak

Addressing the main ceremony at Guru Nanak Janam Asthan, Evacuee Trust Property Board Chairman Siddiqul Farooq said that founder of Sikh religion gave message of peace. The Guru Nanak Jayanti falls in the month of November on 4th day.

President Ram Nath Kovind also greeted the nation and urged all to follow on the footsteps of the Sikh Guru.

Braving the early morning chill, scores of devotees on Saturday thronged "gurudwaras" of Punjab and Haryana to pay obeisance to first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak Dev, on his birth anniversary.

Tight security arrangements were made around all leading Sikh shrines in Punjab. "We have established online charity system and now anyone who wants to donate money for building new residential buildings can do so and the process is transparent", he added.

Guru Nanak Birthday or Gurpurab, one of the most important festivals of the Sikh community has arrived and there is a feeling of auspiciousness, positivity amongst the people to mark the occasion and seek blessings of their god.

He said that minorities are free to perform their religious worship and welfare of minorities including the Sikhs community is part of government priorities.

Summary: People also gathered at Gurdwara Singh Shaheedan in Sohana to pay their respects. In her message, Ms Gandhi said, Guru Nanak Devji was a poet, philosopher, social reformer, religious preacher, yogi and a profound believer in Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam. The pilgrims will leave for India on November 11.

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