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Some interesting facts about Guru Nanak sahib

Let no man in the world live in delusion. Without a guru none can cross over to other shore.

Guru Nanak Jayanti or Guru Purab is celebrated on Katak pooranmashi (The night of Full Moon is called Puranmashi). On this day Guru Nanak Sahib, the founder of Sikhism was born. Guru means teacher or master and Purab means purv or festival. Hence it is considered as a festival.

Here are some interesting facts about Guru Nanak sahib which might make you think that he was a holy spiritual soul in a mortal human body:-

Guru Nanak ji or Baba Nanak ji (1469-1539) was born in Nankana Sahib, Pakistan. It is believed that he was ultra intelligent from his childhood itself. Guru Nanak's amazing spiritual personality, teachings and love for humanity had made him very popular both among the Hindu, Sikh and Muslim communities during his very lifetime.

He was the first of ten sikh gurus among Guru Angad Dev ji, Guru Amar Das, Guru Ramdas, Guru Arjun Dev ji, Guru Har Gobind sahib, Guru Har Rai Sahib,Guru Har Krishnan, Guru Tegh Bahadur, Guru Gobind Singh.

Guru Nanak ji was all in one, he was a philosopher, yogi, household, religious reformer, social reformer, poet, patriot & vishwa bandhu.

His father was Mehta Kalu formally known as Kalyan Chand Das Bedi served as the patwari of crop revenue for the village of Talwandi in the employment of the landlord, Rai Bular Bhatti and his mother was Mata Tripta She was born from a Hindu family.

He was married at the age of sixteen in Balapan to Sulakhan of Moola, a resident of a place called Lakhouki under Gurdaspur district. When he was 32 his first child was born and at 36 second child was born.

After the birth of both the boys, in 1507, Nanak left the burden of his family and he left with Lahna, Bala and Ramdas for pilgrimage. He wandered around and started teaching. By 1521, he completed four travel cycles, traveling to the main places of India, Afghanistan, Persia and Arabia. These yatras are called "gloom" in Punjabi.

Guru Nanak comes under Bhaktikal which occupy a important place in Hindi literature. He belongs to the knowledgeable branch of the Nirguna stream in Bhakti Kaal. Bhakti Kaal starting from samvat 1343 A.D to samvat 1643 A.D was the best era in Hindi literature also called as swarn kaal.

He established a city named Kartarpur which is now the part of Pakistan. He built the first gurudwara sahib and also he established the first Sikh commune in Kartarpur.

Death of Guru Nanak sahib

As guru ji was preparing for leaving his mortal body all his devotees who are Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs were in tension as they all want to give guru finial rites according to their respective tradition. But guru ji end this argument by asking their devotees to bring fresh flowers and asks their Hindu and Sikhs devotees to put those flowers on his right and asked Muslim devotees to put flowers on his left.

Guru Nanak ji told that, the section of devotees whose flowers did not fade away shall have the rights and honour to dispose his mortal body as per their tradition. Devotees prayed Sohila and Japji Sahib for Guruji the very last time, following the prayer session, he asked the people to bring a sheet of cloth to cover his whole body and leave the place till the next morning.

On September 22, 1539 AD he was dead and the sheet covering his body was removed, all his devotees were surprised to see that not a little trace of Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s physical body had vanished. There were only those fresh flowers placed by all of them. Also, all the flowers placed by all the three communities remained fresher than before.

The Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims decided to build two separate memorials for Guru Nanak sahib. Thus, on the banks of the River Ravi in Kartarpur, which is today a part of modern day Pakistan, two shrines were built one by the Hindus and Sikhs and the other by the Muslims.

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Before becoming Hindu, Muslim, Sikh or Christian, lets become a human first.