Guru Nanak jayanti

Gurunanak jayanti festival celebrate in november month in india.
Guru Nanak Jayanti refers to the occasion of the birthday of the founder and first guru (teacher) of Sikhs Guru Nanak Dev. This occasion, usually following the festival of Diwali is celebrated not only by Sikhs all across the globe but it is a matter of celebration for the followers of Guru Nanak Dev across different religions and communities in India. These generally include Hindu Punjabis and Sindhis. Guru Nanak was born in Rai Bhoi Di Talwandi (presently known as Nankana Sahib) in 1469 A.D at Lahore, Pakistan. This is the reason why Guru Nanak’s Birthday is even celebrated in Pakistan. There are still many people in Pakistan following the teachings and beliefs of Guru Nanak.
Guru Nanak Jayanti is celebrated with early morning “Prabhat Pheris” or processions which begin from Gurudwaras and move on to different localities, singing hymns or Shabads. Two days before the Guru Nanak Jayanati, the “Akhand Path” or 48 hours non-stop reading of the holy book of Sikhs, the Guru Granth Sahib is carried on at Gurudwaras. A day before the birthday of Guru Nanak, a procession is carried out which is led by the “Panj Pyaras”, the Five Beloved Ones.
The Nishan Sahib or Sikh flag and the palanquin or Palki of Sri Guru Granth Sahib is also taken out in the procession. The procession includes groups of singers and Gatka teams displaying their showmanship. The leaders in the procession spread the message of Guru Nanak. The Langar (free distribution of food) along with ‘Karah Prasad’ is offered to men and women of all communities. Nagar Kirtans and Kathas also happen on Guru Nanak’s Birthday.
Significance: Guru Nanak birthday is an occasion of utmost significance for Sikhs as Guru Nanak Dev is founder of Sikh religion. The Sikhs all over the world take pride in their rich religion and mark the occasion by remembering
enlightening teachings of Guru Nanak Dev.