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Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti 2024: Date, History and Significance That You Need to Know

Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti 2024: The Sikh community is gearing up to celebrate Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti with immense joy and grand festivities. It marks the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh which will be celebrated on January 17.

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By Ritika Nath
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Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti 2024

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Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti 2024: It's that special time of the year again! In India, the Sikh community is gearing up to celebrate Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti with immense joy and grand festivities. This festival holds great significance as it marks the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth and final human guru of the Sikhs. Let's delve into the essence of this occasion.

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All You Need to Know About Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti

Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti Date

This year,  Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti falls on January 17, and on this day, people come together to celebrate with pomp, grandeur, and sheer happiness.

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Glimpse into History

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Guru Gobind Singh was born in Patna, Bihar, on December 22, 1666, according to the Julian calendar. However, this calendar is no longer in use. The historical backdrop reveals that Guru Gobind Singh's father, Guru Tegh Bahadur, was beheaded by Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb for refusing to convert to Islam. Guru Gobind Singh's mother was Mata Gujri. The place of his birth, now known as Takhat Shri Harimander Ji Patna Sahib, holds special significance. At the tender age of nine, on the day of Baisakhi in 1676, Guru Gobind Singh was declared the tenth guru of the Sikhs.

Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti Significance

Guru Gobind Singh was not just a spiritual leader but also a talented poet and writer. He established the Khalsa Panth, a community strictly devoted to spiritual discipline under his guidance. Before his passing in 1708, Guru Gobind Singh declared Guru Granth Sahib as the permanent Guru for the Sikh community. This day is celebrated by people visiting Gurudwaras, where they come together to commemorate the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh. It's a time when stories of his bravery are shared, his teachings are embraced, and individuals strive to follow the path he illuminated for them.

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