Parkash Utsav Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji around the world in 2019

Parkash Utsav Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji around the world in 2019
  How long until Parkash Utsav Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji?
This holiday next takes place in 9 days.
  Dates of Parkash Utsav Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji around the world
2019 IndiaAug 31
Punjab Sat, Aug 31Regional Holiday
2018 IndiaSep 10
Punjab Mon, Sep 10Regional Holiday
2017 IndiaAug 22
Punjab Tue, Aug 22Regional Holiday
2016 IndiaSep 2
Punjab Fri, Sep 2Regional Holiday
  Summary
Punjab. This day commemorates the first parkash (opening ceremony) of the Guru Granth Sahib at the newly built Golden Temple in Amritsar, India, in 1604.

When is Parkash Utsav Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji?

Parkash Utsav Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji is a regional Indian holiday observed in Punjab State. It takes place on the 15th day (new moon) of Bhadon, the sixth month in the Punjabi calendar, which occurs in August or September in the western calendar.

This day commemorates the first parkash (opening ceremony) of the Guru Granth Sahib at the newly built Golden Temple in Amritsar, India, in 1604.

History of Guru Granth Sahib

The Sikh scripture is called the Guru Granth Sahib, which is considered the revealed Word of God spoken through Sikh Gurus and other blessed Saints. The Holy Words contained in the Scripture is called Gurbani which literally means 'from the Guru's mouth'.

The traditional Sikh belief is that the scriptures contain the actual words and verses spoken by their Gurus. Sikhs believe that the gurbani (the message within) is literally the word of Waheguru (God).

The Granth Sahib began with the first Guru, Nanak Dev, as a collection of his holy hymns. The scripture was known as Adi Granth and was added to by subsequent Gurus.

The installation of Adi Granth by Arjan Dev Ji, the fifth Guru, took place in Sri Harmandir Sahib  (popularly known as Golden Temple) on October 16th 1604.

In 1708, Adi Granth became Guru Granth Sahib Ji, the Eternal Guru of Sikhs as was declared by Guru Gobind Singh Ji.

The Sikhs consider Guru Granth Sahib as an eternal living guru.

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