Guru Nanak Jayanti Sikh festivals falls within the month of Kartik (October/November). Sikhs celebrate Guru Nanak’s Birthday and therefore the alternative Guruparabs with associate Akhand Path, a reading of the Sikh Holy Scriptures, the Guru Granth Sahib, unendingly from setting out to finish. This is often done by a team of Sikh men and ladies, everyone reading for 2-3 hours over forty eight hours, starting 2 days before and ending too soon in the morning of the birthday. On the penultimate day of Nanak Jayanti, a procession takes place within the morning, that is a lot of usually called the ‘Prabhat pheri’. 5 armed guards, who represent the Panj Pyares, head the procession carrying Nishan Sahibs (the Sikh flag). Native bands taking part in musical genre type a special a part of the procession.
Sikhs conjointly visit gurudwaras wherever special programs are organized and kirtans (religious songs) are sung. Homes and gurudwaras are lit up to feature to the festivities. Nanak Dev’s life served as a beacon light for his age. He was an excellent seer, saint and mystic. He was a prolific writer and a novel singer of God’s laudation. A prophet of peace, love, truth and renaissance, he was centuries ahead of his times. His universal message is as contemporary and true even nowadays because it was within the past and Sikhs everywhere in the planet, apply what Nanak Dev preached, to affirm their beliefs within the teachings of their founder.
Sometimes the festivals extends into the evening, with prayers and hymns continued long into the night. Sikhs who are unable to go to the Gurudwara throughout the festivals hold an identical ceremony in their own homes.
Various lectures and poems are recited within the praise of Guru. Langar (special lunch) is served to individuals. The celebrations of Nanak birthday are particularly grand within the twin states of Punjab and Haryana.
Karah Parasaad is served once after puja. This is a sweet-tasting food that has been blessed. It is made from semolina or wheat flour, sugar and ghee (clarified butter) and is served warm. The congregation will then share a langar (meal) from the free kitchen, Celebrations may embrace fireworks.