The propitious occasion of Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti, also known as the Prakash Parv of the tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh Ji is the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh. It generally falls every year in the month of December or January. On this day, the Guru’s devotees from all over the world send best wishes and prayers to one another and vow to follow the path and teachings of Guru Gobind Singh Ji.
Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti Date
This year Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti will be observed on 9th January 2022. This year marks the 355th birthday of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, honouring and remembering the great poet, warrior and philosopher and spiritual master he was. Every year the date keeps changing in accordance with the Nanakshahi calendar of the Sikhs.
According to the most comprehensive source of the Hindu and Indian festivals, Jayanti, Government holidays etc Drik Panchang, Guru Gobind Singh was born on Paush Shukla Saptami. This year Paush Shukla Saptami Tithi will be between 10:42 pm on January 8, 2022, and January 9, 2022, at 11:08 pm.
History of Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti
The tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh was born as Gobind Rai. He was a great warrior, poet, philosopher and spiritual master. It was at the early age of nine that he became the leader and protector of the Sikh community soon after his father, Guru Tegh Bahadur who was the ninth Guru, was executed by Aurangzeb.
Guru Gobind Singh preached to the Sikh community through his teachings and philosophies. This eventually led to historical importance. He initiated the Khalsa tradition which played a vital role in protecting the Sikhs after his death. He was the tenth and final Guru.
Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti Significance
A great warrior, Guru Gobind Singh, was known for his inclination towards poetry and the philosophies he stood by. He stood against the Mughal invaders and fought alongside the Khalsa for protecting his people. His followers stuck to a strict code of conduct under the Guru’s guidance. Guru Gobind Ji’s poetry, writings and philosophies inspire people even to this day.
People all around the world come together and send greetings to one another, to celebrate this auspicious day. Gurudwaras are illuminated all over the world and decorated beautifully. People visit Gurudvars and send prayers in honour of Guru Ji. Devotees take part in processions, hold kirtans and perform Seva to help the Sikh community.
Guru Gobind Singh Quotes
Poet, philosopher, warrior and the tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh is one of the most prominent figures of Indian history and culture. Besides making significant contributions to Sikhism and institutionalising the Khalsa, Guru Gobind Singh fought several courageous wars especially against the tyranny of Mughals. Guru Gobind Singh quotes gives an insight into the Sikh Guru’s teachings and the Khalsa philosophies. His quotes were all in the Sikh language. Here we have translated it to English for our readers. Here are some of the dynamic quotes of Guru Gobind Singh.
- It is when I make sparrow fight hawks, it is when I make lions out of wolves, it is when I make one fight with one hundred thousand that I am called Gobind Singh.
- When all has been tried, yet Justice is not in sight, It is then right to pick up the sword, It is then right to fight.
- He alone is a man who keeps his word: Not that he has one thing in the heart, and another on the tongue.
- If you are strong, torture not the weak, and thus lay not the axe to thy empire.
- All human beings have the same eyes, the same ears, the same body composed of earth, air, fire and water. The names Allah and Abhekh are for the same God; The same is referred to in the Puranas and the Quran. All human beings are the reflection of one and the same Lord. Recognise the whole human race as one.
All four sons of Guru Gobind Singh were killed in his war against the Mughals. Guru Gobind Ji was killed by an assassin. His life story, struggles, sacrifices, philosophies, teachings and quotes continue to inspire millions of Indians to stand against tyranny and religious fundamentalism to protect their beliefs.