Guru Nanak Dev Ji's Prakash Purab

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Guru Nanak Dev Ji's Prakash Purab

Postby nimana » Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:02 am

Please inform:
1. According to Janam Sakhi Guru Nanak Dev Ji's birthdate is 15th April 15__. So why do we celebrate it in October / November?
2. Where can I get all the Exact Dates regarding Guruji's Birthdays & other important events in our Sikh History.

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Re: Guru Nanak Dev Ji's Prakash Purab

Postby Punjabi G » Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:21 am

Nimana Ji,

You are correct that the actual date of birth of Guru Nanak was in Mar/April (Visakh) . There are 2 opposing factors who believe different writings. Gurpurab of Guru Nanak is celebrated in Nov. primarily based on Bala Janam Sakhi which stated that Guru Nanak was born on Kattak (Oct./ Nov) full moon night. Bhai Mani SIngh sakhi, Puratan Janam Sakhi state Guru Nanak to be born in Visakh. In fact I agree with Pal Singh Purewal that Guru Nanak was actually born on Visakhi of 1469 on Full Moon Night. That is why Visakhi was already celebrated by Sikhs and gatherings used to take place. 10th Guru ji chose the same day at the gathering of Sikhs for birth of Khalsa . In other words, Visakhi should have been our biggest celebration!

But as always, different factions simply argued and threw away any reasoning based on facts. Guru Nanak's birth is celebrated now in Nov. It will be nice if we had a core committee of people who are not involved with any particular group or Jathebandi and they can decide dates based on historical research and come up with official dates. You can read Karam Singh Historian's book called "Kattak ke Visakh" if you can read Punjabi for more info.
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Re: Guru Nanak Dev Ji's Prakash Purab

Postby Guest » Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:24 am

The following records give the date of birth of Guru Nanak as Kartika Puranmashi, October 20, 1469 A.D. and they disprove conclusively the fantastic lie propagated by Bhai Gurumukh Singh that it was some Singh Sabha leader who introduced this date of the basis of spurious version of Bala’s Janam Sakhi and that it was never before recorded in any earlier record nor celebrated on that date in earlier times. The following are the historical records which disprove this fact and supports Kartik date, 20, October 1469.

1)- Bhai Gurdas in his Kabit 345 which says “Kartik mas rut sarad puranmtfshi, ath jam, sathghari aj teri bari hai.
See the interpretation of this in Sant Sampuran Singh's Kabit Sweyyas Sidbhant Bodhani Satikh, Dayal Singh’s Nirmal Panth Darshan and a historical discussion of over 15 pages on Bhai Gurdas' View on Guru Nanak's Birthday in “Sikh Review” February 1964 by the author.

2)-Guru Tegh Bahadur's Malwe the Safar (1716 or thereabout) ;
3)-Kesar Singh Chibber’s Bansavalinama and Gurparnali (1727 A.D.).
4)-Sant Gulab Singh, 1753.
5)-Nanak Chandrodaya Sanskrit Janam Sakhi, 1797 A.D.
6)-Gurbilas Patshahi VI 1797 A.D.
7)-Sant Das Chhiber, Janam Sakhi Baba Nanak (18th Century)
8)-Sant Singh Chhiber, Janam Sakhi Nanak Shah (early 19th Cen.)
9)-Kavi Santokh Singh: Nanak Parkash 1823 A.D.
10)-Gurparnali of Gulab Singh (1851 A.D.) says “In Nanak Chandrodaya and Amritsari Gurparnali the date of birth is Kartik Purnima,
11)-Kaiflat Khandan Sahibzudgltn Babe Nanak jio (mentions Bala)
12)-Baba Nihal Singh Bawa Gurmukh Singh: Khurshid Khalsa
13)-Pundit Tara Singh Nirotam: Gur Tirath Sanghreh 1884 A. D.
14)-Parchain Sewa Das, (mentions Bala) 18th Cent.
15)-Sharda Ram Phillauri : Sikhan de Raj di vithia 1899
16)-Brahmananda Swami: Sri Nanak Chandrodaya Stik
17)-Ram Narayan: Guru Chandrodaya Kaumadi 1884 A.D.

The correct one is that of Guru Nanak's Chandrodaya thus as far back as 1851. Sikh historians were conscious that Kartika's Puranmashi is the correct date . wrong prescription is Meharban’s Janam Sakhi that gives Baisakh Sudi 3. and the Baisakhi Sudi 3 introduced by Mina Maharban should be rejected.

Gian Singh Giani: Panth Parkash 1890, he refutes the Baisakh date in his introduction to Kartik ke Baisakh by Karam Singh .

Moderator note: Full moon in 1469 AD, in October it was on 30th and in November it was on 28th, not Oct 20. ... ober/1469/
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