Lucknow || The Uttar Pradesh government has pulled out all stops to make the 550th ‘Prakash Parva’ of Guru Nanak Dev, a grand affair. It has been decided by chief minister Yogi Adityanath that several programs would be organized on a momentous day, an official told The News Agency.
The chief minister told a delegation of Sikh leaders who came to meet him on Monday that the state government had chalked out detailed programs for the event. This, he added, would be done to ensure that the teachings and preachings of the founder of Sikh religion reached every nook and corner of the state and people are benefitted from them.
Guru Nanak Dev ji was born on November 29, 146,9 and left his mortal coil on September 22, 1539. He was the founder of Sikhism and the first of the ten Sikh Gurus. His birth is celebrated worldwide as Guru Nanak Gurpurab on Kartik Pooranmashi, the full-moon day in the month of Katak, October–November.
Guru Nanak travelled far and wide teaching people the message of one God who dwells in every one of His creations and constitutes the eternal Truth. He set up a unique spiritual, social, and political platform based on equality, fraternal love, goodness, and virtue.
Guru Nanak’s words are registered in the form of 974 poetic hymns in the holy text of Sikhism, the Guru Granth Sahib, with some of the major prayers being the Japji Sahib, the Asa di Var and the Sidh-Ghost.
It is part of Sikh religious belief that the spirit of Guru Nanak’s sanctity, divinity and religious authority descended upon each of the nine subsequent Gurus when the Guruship was devolved on to them