uru Nanak Jayanti or Gurpurab as it is popularly called is the most auspicious festival of the Sikh Community and will be celebrated on November 12th this year. In 2019, this day will be celebrated with greater fervor as it marks the 550th birthday of their first leader- Guru Nanak Dev. Also known as Prakashutsov, the Sikh community comes together as one to celebrate the day and various festivities are attached to it. Giving gifts for Gurpurab is often something that devotees relate to and most of those abroad send Gurpurab gifts to India.
Why is it Celebrated?
The birthdate of Guru Nanak Dev, the first Guru of Sikhs is celebrated as Guru Nanak Jayanti. Sikhs visit the temples and offer prayers and eat langar together as a mark of respect and celebration. It is said that the first Guru was born on the Full Moon Day of the Kartik month of the Indian Lunar Calendar.
How is it Celebrated?
Celebrations for Gurpurab start 48 hours before the full moon night. Non-stop reading of the Holy book, Guru Granth Sahib is done for 48 hours. A procession called the Nagar Kirtan is also associated with the occasion. Sikhs spend the entire day in praises of their Guru and singing hymns. Gurpurab gifts are also exchanged amongst each other. The most popular gift for Guru Nanak Jayanti includes sweets, cakes, and idols of the Guruji.
Those celebrating abroad often send Gurpurab gifts to India to mark their respect to their families on this holy festival. Keeping in line to appease the Gods, many people also send Gurpurab gifts to India in the form of sweet boxes, dry fruit hampers, etc. Indiagift has put together a line of Gurpurab gifts keeping in mind the religious beliefs. We will be delivering gifts all across the country so orders can be placed for same-day delivery also.
2019 is Special
This year marks the 550th birthday of the Holy Guru and thus a very big occasion. To add to the excitement, the Kartarpur corridor has been set up this year. After 70 years, Sikhs from India will be able to visit their religions holiest place of Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur, Pakistan. This place is considered holy because it is believed that Guru Nanak Dev was born here and lived most of his life here in the 16th century. A special 4.1 Km corridor has been set up connecting this Gurdwara with Dera Baba Nana shrine in northwest India’s Gurdaspur. This is the first such step in history and the Sikh community is hoping for a peaceful and happy celebration.
To mark this occasion, Indiagift is offering several Guru Nanak idols and photo frames that you can choose to order Gurpurab Gifts. A bespoke gift collection for Gurpurab is available to order online and all those who wish to share their joy with their family in various cities of India can order from here and send gifts and cakes to India.