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Guru Nanak

Guru Nanak

Guru Nanak (1469–1539) was the founder of Sikhism and he was the first amongst the ten Sikh Gurus. His birth day is celebrated during October–November.

Guru Nanak has travelled all over the world and spread the message of one God Principle, and states that there is one god, who lives in all of his creations.

LIFE

Guru Nanak was born in Pakistan. His father has worked as an accountant in a village in Pakistan. He had one sister,and after her marriage, he lived with them. During the year 1487,Guru Nanak was married to Mata Sulakkhani, in the town of Batala. And they had two sons.

Guru Nanak’s teachings can be found in the holy book Guru Granth Sahib.

The three main teachings of Guru Nanak are as follows:
• Helping others in times of need.
• Honest living, without any fraud, and earning money through hard work.
• Chanting the names of god permanently in order to controlthe weaknesses of the human personality.

Guru Nanak travelled extensively during his lifetime. He visited several foreign countries in order to spread his teachings.

After appointing his successor, Guru Nanak died on 1539 in Kartarpur, at the age of 70.

The Guru Gobind Sahib is sincerely worshipped by the followers of Sikhism, and he is considered as the final guru of Sikhism.

IMPORTANCE

Guru Nanak was a great person who mainly advocates the principle of helping others, and to live an honest life. Sikhism is a popular religion in India. Saint Guru Nanak was a great personality who lived a modest life and helped others. He was a pious and a noble person, and helped the people by guiding them to the spiritual path.

CONCLUSION

The great saint, Sri Guru Nanak who was the founder of the wonderful religion, SIKHISM, is still guiding us through his teachings. His great teachings are apart from the point of religious perspective. The SIKHS are very great,gentle, affectionate and bold people, and they are living their life peacefully through the blessings of GURU NANAK JI. Let us pray for the wellbeing of the entire people in the world to the great SAINT GURU NANAK JI and let us chant his name and be blessed.

“JAI GURU NANAK JI JAI”
WRITTEN BY
R.HARISHANKAR

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