Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti 2022: The celebration of the birth anniversary of the 10th Sikh Guru – Guru Govind Singh Ji, will be celebrated on January 9, 2022.
As said to be one of the most important observances for Sikhs across the world, Guru Govind Singh Jayanti, also known as Gurpurab or Prakash Purab of Guru Govind Singh is the celebration of this festive time is made sure to be filled with delicious feasts and langars in Gurudwaras and enlightening Gurpurab Prabhat Pheris across the country.
Here’s all that you need to know about this celebration for the year 2022.
Guru Govind Singh Jayanti 2022: Date
Guru Govind Singh Jayanti 2022 will be celebrated on January 9, as mentioned before.
As per the Hindu Calendar, Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti falls on Saptami, Paush in Shukla Paksha.
Guru Govind Singh Jayanti 2022: Time
Saptami Tithi Begins: 10:42 AM on January 8, 2022, and will go on till 11:08 AM on January 9, 2022.
Guru Govind Singh Jayanti 2022: History
Guru Gobind Singh Ji, born as Gobind Rai, was the tenth Sikh Guru, a spiritual leader, warrior, poet and philosopher. He formally became the leader and protector of the Sikhs at the age of nine after his father. Guru Tegh Bahadur, the ninth Sikh Guru, was executed by Aurangzeb. He was the tenth and final Sikh Guru.
Guru Gobind led the Sikh community through his teachings and philosophy and soon gained historical importance. He was responsible for institutionalizing the Khalsa, who played a significant role in protecting the Sikhs after his death. Guru Gobind Singh Ji declared Guru Granth Sahib as Sikhism’s holy scripture in 1708, before his death.
Guru Govind Singh Jayanti 2022: Significance and Celebration
Celebrated on January 9, Guru Govind Singh Jayanti 2022 marks the 355th birth anniversary of the spiritual guru.
To be a little more specific, Guru Gobind Singh was one of the ten Sikh gurus who wrote the holy book of Guru Granth Sahib.
The celebration of the anniversaries or birthdays of these ten gurus are known as Gurpurabs and are commemorated with great enthusiasm by Sikhs across the world.
There are several key aspects of Guru Govind Singh Jayanti 2022 celebrations, that covers up all, from making the traditional offering of Kadha prasad to preparing and attending langars and Gurudwaras to celebrate the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh Ji with the community, there are various plans that people make and to make this celebration even joyful.
Another integral part of the Guru Govind Singh Jayanti celebrations is organizing early morning prayer meets called Prabhat pheri. Where people read stories from the Guru Granth Sahib, sing religious songs, and aartis, etc. to appear the almighty.