Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti is an annual holiday dedicated to the leader of the Sikhs, who was such from 1675 to 1708. He did a lot for his community, so his name is firmly entrenched in the history of India. Today, the Sikh community has more than 25 million people around the world, so this holiday can be considered global. The holiday is celebrated annually on January 20.
Guru Gobind Singh is the tenth leader of the community. He devoted his whole life to the fight against injustice that came from Muslim rulers. He was not only an excellent warrior, but also possessed wide knowledge in various directions, studied philosophy and introduced people to religion, uniting them against a common enemy.
The Sikh community preached Sikhism. This religion is monotheistic, although it arose at the junction of Hinduism and Islam. The main concept in it is the unity of God. At the same time, God is considered from two sides: as a single entity that influenced any processes in the world, leading to their appearance and development, and also as a separate part of each person. In other words, God lives in each of us, in itself he is devoid of hatred and evil, but people can be saturated with these negative qualities. In Sikhism, only God can be worshiped; other spirits or living beings do not deserve it.
- During his life, Gobind participated in 13 wars against the Mongol Empire.
- The sacred book of the Sikhs is the Adi Granth, which outlines the foundations of religion.
- The Sikh faith implies love and goodwill towards all people on the planet, regardless of their origin.
How to celebrate
Commemorate the day of Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti with prayer. Find out more about this person’s activities online. You can become a volunteer for a day, as the Sikh religion preaches love for one’s neighbor, the ability to come to the rescue in difficult times.
Create a social media post about the holiday. Congratulate other Sikh users on Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti.
When is Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti celebrated in 2024?
Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti is observed on January 20 each year.