Guru Nanak Jayanti, also known as GuruPurab and Guru Nanak’s Prakash Utsav marks the birthday of the first Sikh Guru, Sh. Guru Nanak Devji. It is one of the most sacred festivals of Sikhs and is celebrated with great enthusiasm and glee. The festival holds a very important place in the culture and the history and is also a gazetted holiday. Guru Nanak Devji is the first Guru of the Sikhs and is worshipped with great values by the people of the religion. The festival is celebrated in a grand way and the preparations usually begin prior a week. On this day, devotes offer prayer to the Sikh Guru and seek blessings from him. The day starts with PrabhatFeri, followed by langar and grand fireworks in the evening. A nagarkirtan is also organised a day before where the devotees perform gatka and sing hymns and chorus too. Though the festival is celebrated all over the country, but the grandeur of this event can only be witnessed at Amritsar.
The whole city can be seen bathed in lights and decked up to celebrate birthday of the great Guru Nanak Devji. Chanting of hymns and prayers at the Darbar Sahib start early at 5 am that continue till late night. People from various walks and corners of the country visit Amritsar to be a part of the celebrations and seek blessings from the almighty. This year, Guru Nanak Jayanti will be celebrated on 4th November with great zeal. To witness the magic and get the blessings, book a bus/train/flight to Amritsar through Goibibo and enjoy great discounts on your booking.