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Guru Nanak.

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Guru Nanak Guru Nanak was born in the western Punjab village of Talwandi on October 20th, 1469. Guru Nanak was gifted with spiritual powers when he was very young. When Guru Nanak was a boy he was very intellectual. His father's name was Siri Kalyan Das Mehta. His mother's name was Mata Tripta. A shining star shone amongst his head since his very early childhood. The older Guru Nanak had got, the more religious and the more wise he got. When Guru Nanak was at the age of 16 he was to get married. His wife's name was Sulakhni. She was the daughter to Bhai Mula. She gave birth to two sons. Their names were Sri Chand and Lakhmi Das. ...read more.

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Japna" * Live a honest Life and to earn their living with honest labour - "Kirat Karna" How is Guru Nanak's Birthday celebrated? Guru Nanak's birthday is celebrated every November. They celebrate the occasion with an Akand Path; it's a complete, non-stop reading of the Guru Granth Sahib. The Guru Granth Sahib is a Sikh holy book and it is taken with great care and respect. It is cushioned and covered with embroidered cloths. A fan (Chauri) is waved over the pages for a sign of respect. All of this is taken part in a Gurdwara (temple). Reading the scriptures right through takes 48 hours. It starts getting read 2 days before the birthday of Guru Nanak. ...read more.

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Sikhism forbids meat and all kinds of intoxications such as alcohol, there fore all food is strictly vegetarian. Spicy Vegetable dishes are served with Dahl and chapatti. There is usually salad and fruit or a desert such as rice pudding. This birthday celebration is a day of joy and thanksgiving for the life and teaching of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. GURU NANAK'S PRAYER Guru Nanak's Prayer is known as the Shabad and goes like this: There is but only one God, True is his name, He is the creator, He is sans fear, Sans animosity, Free from the bonds of time and the cycle of births and deaths, Self-created: can only be realized by the grace of the Guru. Recite. In the beginning was only that true one, That true One was when the ages commenced. That One is only true at present. O Nanak, that One shall also remain true in all futurity. ...read more.

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