Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti in India in 2024

Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti in India in 2024
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?
There are no upcoming dates for this event
  Dates of Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti in India
2024 Jan 17
ChandigarhWed, Jan 17Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirWed, Jan 17Regional Holiday
PunjabWed, Jan 17Regional Holiday
2023 Uttar Pradesh Thu, Jan 5 Regional Holiday
2022 Jan 9, Dec 29
ChandigarhThu, Dec 29Regional Holiday
HaryanaThu, Dec 29Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirThu, Dec 29Regional Holiday
PunjabThu, Dec 29Regional Holiday
RajasthanThu, Dec 29Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshThu, Dec 29Regional Holiday
UttarakhandThu, Dec 29Regional Holiday
HaryanaSun, Jan 9Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirSun, Jan 9Regional Holiday
PunjabSun, Jan 9Regional Holiday
RajasthanSun, Jan 9Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshSun, Jan 9Regional Holiday
UttarakhandSun, Jan 9Regional Holiday
2021 Jan 20
BiharWed, Jan 20Regional Holiday
HaryanaWed, Jan 20Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirWed, 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

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 2024?
National Holiday Regional Holiday Not a public holiday Govt 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 was taken to heaven on October 7th 1708 from wounds inflicted by an assassin on his mortal body.

Guru Gobind Singh was the last of the living Sikh Gurus, and before he left his earthly life, 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.

Translate this page