Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti in India in 2021

Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti in India in 2021
The creation of the Khalsa; initiated by Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh Guru Image via Wikimedia Commons

  How long until Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti?
This holiday next takes place in 119 days.
  Dates of Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti in India
2022 Jan 9, Dec 29
ChandigarhThu, Dec 29Regional Holiday
HaryanaThu, Dec 29Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshThu, Dec 29Regional Holiday
UttarakhandThu, Dec 29Regional Holiday
HaryanaSun, Jan 9Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshSun, Jan 9Regional Holiday
UttarakhandSun, Jan 9Regional Holiday
2021 Jan 20
BiharWed, Jan 20Regional Holiday
ChandigarhWed, Jan 20Regional Holiday
HaryanaWed, Jan 20Regional Holiday
PunjabWed, Jan 20Regional Holiday
RajasthanWed, Jan 20Regional Holiday
2020 Jan 2
HaryanaThu, Jan 2Regional Holiday
OdishaThu, Jan 2Regional Holiday
PunjabThu, Jan 2Regional Holiday
UttarakhandThu, Jan 2Regional Holiday
2019 Jan 13
BiharSun, Jan 13Regional Holiday
ChandigarhSun, Jan 13Regional Holiday
HaryanaSun, Jan 13Regional Holiday
PunjabSun, Jan 13Regional Holiday
RajasthanSun, Jan 13Regional Holiday
2018 Jan 5
HaryanaFri, Jan 5Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshFri, Jan 5Regional Holiday
UttarakhandFri, Jan 5Regional Holiday
  Summary
Guru Gobind Singh, the last of the ten living Sikh Gurus, was born on December 22nd 1666 in Patna, Bihar, India.
  Which regions observe Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti in 2021?
  BiharJan 20Regional Holiday
  ChandigarhJan 20Regional Holiday
  HaryanaJan 20Regional Holiday
  PunjabJan 20Regional Holiday
  RajasthanJan 20Regional Holiday

When is Guru Gobind Singh's Birthday?

Guru Gobind Singh, the last of the ten living Sikh Gurus, was born on December 22nd 1666 in Patna, Bihar, India.

Unlike many of the other gurus, there is no argument over the date of the birthday of Gobind Singh, but nonetheless, as the original western calendar date was set using the Julian calendar in 1666, there can be some confusion on the date it is celebrated.

The date translates to 1st January in the Gregorian calendar, but the holiday is observed on the date in the Hindu calendar - Saptami, Paush, Shukla Paksha, 1723 Vikram Samvat.

To further complicate matters, the Nanakshahi calendar fixed the birthday on January 5th, subsequently updating it to 6th January.

History of Guru Gobind Singh's Birthday

Gobind Singh was the tenth of the Sikh Gurus. Following the death of his father, Guru Tegh Bahadur, Gobind Singh became the leader of the Sikhs when he was only nine years old.

Famed as a warrior, poet, and philosopher. His contributions to Sikhism were many including the tradition of covering one's hair with a turban.

He initiated the Khalsa order, the highest order that can be reached by Sikhs. Khalsa must abide by four restrictions; Not to disturb the natural growth of the hairs, not to eating meat slaughtered in a halal manner, not cohabiting with a person other than one's spouse and not using tobacco or a hookah.

Guru Gobind Singh died on October 7th 1708 from wounds inflicted by an assassin.

Guru Gobind Singh was the last of the living Sikh Gurus, as while he was on his deathbed, he passed the Guruship of the Sikhs to the Guru Granth Sahib, the sacred Book of the Sikhs. The Granth Sahib then became the Eleventh and Eternal Sikh Guru.

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