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November 11, 2019, 11:05 am


Guru Nanak Jayanti is on 12 November (November 12). The birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji is celebrated on the day of Kartik Purnima. Guru Nanak Dev was the first Guru of the Sikhs. Guru Nanak Dev Ji had laid the foundation of Shri Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara (Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara). Followers of Guru Nanak address him by the names Nanak, Nanak Dev Ji, Baba Nanak and Nankashah. Guru Parv or Prakash Parv is celebrated on the day of Guru Nanak Dev's birthday. Guru Nanak Dev Ji was born in a place named Talwandi (Rai Bhoi di Talwandi) of Rai Bhoi, which is now in Nankana Sahib, Punjab province of Pakistan.

 

Guru Nanak Dev Ji was born on the day of Kartik Shukla Purnima. But some scholars also consider the birth date of Guru Nanak Dev as 15 April 1469. This is the reason that Guru Nanak's birth anniversary is also celebrated on 15 April.

 

Guru Nanak Dev's father's name was Mehta Kalu and mother's name was Trupta Devi. Nanak Dev Ji's sister's name was Nanaki.

 

 Guru Nanak Ji used to be indifferent to worldly subjects since childhood. After that, he started spending all his time in spiritual thinking and satsang.

 

 During the childhood of Guru Nanak, many miraculous incidents happened which people of the village started seeing them as having divine personality.