Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti is celebrated as birth anniversary of 10th Sikh Guru. Guru Gobind Singh 350th birth anniversary will be celebrated on January 05, 2017.

Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti 2017


Guru Gobind Singh Birthday

Guru Gobind Singh Birth Anniversary - Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti is a day marked to honour the birth, achievements and influence of Guru Gobind Singh, the religious-warrior leader and the tenth Guru of Sikhs. He is revered as a Guru for his immense contribution to developing the Sikh ideology, creating the Khalsa Panth and upholding righteousness in life. On this pious day, formal religious customs such as congregations are carried out. Overall, prayers for the well-being and prosperity are offered. The date for the celebration of this day is determined by the Nanakshahi calendar.

Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti 2017

First Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti in January - 5th January 2017 (Thursday)

Second Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti in December - 25th December 2017 (Monday)

Many Sikhs visit the Gurudwara during the celebration of the Guru's birthday. Also, the most customary ritual is the procession moving through the main areas of a city on this day, in which people sing devotional songs. The hallowed precincts of the Gurudwara reverberate with the prayers and gatherings that are held at places of worship known as Gurudwaras. Spiritual discourses and recitation of poems and hymns are recited as part of praising of the ceremony. Special menu (free langar) is prepared for this occasion as people partake of the services in memory of tenth Guru.

Guru Gobind Singh, the son of Guru TeghBahadur, was born at Patna, Bihar, India, on December 22, and took on the mantle from his father at the nine years of age. His teachings instilled virtues of courage, justice and loyalty among his followers, who were inspired to fight against Mughal rule. Guru Gobind Singh laid the foundation of the Khalsa, baptized five men as his Five Beloveds, who would lead a military force with a strict moral code and spiritual discipline. He also left behind a large body of literary work. He declared the Guru Granth Sahib as the permanent Guru of the Sikhs.

Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti is a restricted holiday in India. Government institutions, offices, banks, and public transport services remains opened on this day. Sikh Schools, institutions and colleges control by Sikh Gurudwara Committee remains closed on this day.