Guru Nanak's Birthday in Goa in 2019

Guru Nanak's Birthday in Goa in 2019
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  Dates of Guru Nanak's Birthday in Goa
2017 Sat, Nov 4Regional Holiday
2015 Wed, Nov 25Regional Holiday
  Summary
The Birthday of Guru Nanak Sahib, the founder of Sikhism, falls on full moon day of the month Kartik
  Guru Nanak's Birthday in other countries
Guru Nanak's Birthday internationally

When is Guru Nanak's Birthday?

Guru Nanak Sahib, the founder of Sikhism and the first Sikh Guru, was born on 15th April 1469 at Rai-Bhoi-di Talwandi in the present district of Shekhupura (Pakistan), now Nanakana Sahib.

In India this day may also be called Guru Nanak Gurpurb. It is a gazetted holiday in many states and Indian stocks, bonds and currency markets are closed.

The Birthday of Guru Nanak Sahib falls on Kartik Puranmashi, the full moon day of the month Kartik (usually November).

Who was Guru Nanak?

Guru Nanak's religious ideas developed from both Hindu and Islamic thought, but are more than a simple synthesis. Nanak was an original spiritual thinker and he expressed his thoughts and ideas in poetry that forms the basis of Sikh scripture.

Little is known about the life of Nanak, but it is accepted that Nanak was born approx. 40 miles from Lahore in modern day Pakistan) in 1469.

Sikh traditions teach that his birth and early years were marked with many events that demonstrated that God had marked him out for something special and was keeping an eye on him.

This is one of the main sacred festivals in Sikh community and Sikhs celebrate Gurupurav all over India, and notably at the Shrine (Gurdwara) representing the home of Baba Kalu (Father) and Mata Tripta (Mother) called Gurdwara Janam Asthan, situated at Rai-Bhoi-di-Talwandi in the present district of Shekhupura (now Nanakana Sahib in Pakistan).

Sikhs from all over the world gather here and celebrate the Gurupurav every year with great devotion and enthusiasm.

Pakistan

On 28 May 2014, the Punjab Assembly on adopted a resolution tabled by MPA Ramesh Singh Arora to declare birthday of Baba Guru Nanak a public holiday in Pakistan from 2014 onwards. This resolution has not become enacted, so there is no public holiday in Pakistan.

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