Sikhs celebrate guru’s birthday

Sikhs celebrate guru’s birthday

The Sikh community in Shepparton will participate in a weekend of prayer and religious celebrations in honour of the birthday of the 10th and last human Sikh guru, Guru Gobind Singh. “This is the day of the birth of the 10th guru, the last living guru,” Sikh Association secretary Gurmeet Singh said. Guru Gobind Singh became the last human guru when he passed on the guruship to the holy book, Guru Granth Sahib.

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Sikhism and Marriage

Marriage – usually cohabitation of a life-long nature – is blessed as a religious event in most societies. In Sikhism, the Gurus were married and had children. Sikh marriage is intended to replicate the living Guru Granth Sahib and set the example of husband and wife as “one soul in two bodies”.

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Guru Gobind Singh

Guru Gobind Singh Ji was the 10th Sikh Guru of Nanak. He was born at Patna, Bihar, India, on December 22, 1666. His birthday sometimes falls either in December or January or even both months in the Gregorian calendar. The annual celebration of the Guru’s birthday is based on the Nanakshahi calendar. In January o f2018, there is not any observance of Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti.

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Sikh Holy Day (20th October): Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji

Guru Granth Sahib The Guru Granth Sahib Ji is truely unique among the world's great scriptures. It is considered the Supreme Spiritual Authority and Head of the Sikh religion, rather than any living person. It is also the only scripture of it's kind which not only contains the works of it's own religious founders but also writings of people from other faiths.

Sikhs celebrate the first installation of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji on 1st September and the Conferment of title of “Guru” on Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji on 20th October each year.

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