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Events in November – Guru Nanak Birthday

We thought of doing a series of articles on some of the places to be in if you want to enjoy November. So, here goes.

The Best Of November 2009 – What’s on where and when ?

Nov 2 :
Guru Nanak Birthday, also known as Gurupurab.
Gurupurab is the most sacred festival of Sikhs, commemorates the birth anniversary of the founder of the Sikh religion, Guru Nanak Dev. The event is also known by the name of Guru Nanak Jayanti. This festival is celebrated generally in the month of November every year but the day varies according to the lunar calendar. If somebody wants to see how this event is best celebrated, then they should go to the home location of the Golden Temple, located in the city of Amritsar. The Golden temple looks stunning on Prakash Divas. In the morning, devotees chant Asa-di-Var or hymns. The holy book Guru Granth Sahib is adorned with flowers and
worshipped. After the prayers a langar or community lunch is prepared for all those who visit the temple. Fireworks display at the Golden Temple, the most sacred Sikh shrine in the world, on the celebration for the birthday of the first Guru of Sikhs ‘Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji’.

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