November 23, 2018, marks the holy occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti and celebrates the birth of the first guru of Sikhs, Guru Nanak. This festival is one of the most revered and auspicious ones for followers of Sikhism.
Gurpurab is celebrated on the birthdays of the ten gurus of Sikhism, who was responsible for shaping the beliefs of the Sikhs. The founder of Sikhism was Guru Nanak and he was born on April 15, 1469, in Rai-Bhoi-di Talwandi in the present Shekhupura District of Pakistan, now Nankana Sahib.
The Sikhs have been celebrating Guru Nanak Jayanti around November, as it is claimed that Guru Nanak was born on the Full Moon of the Indian Lunar Month Kartik. The day is a gazetted holiday in India.
The Indian cricket fraternity too went on Twitter to wish their followers and everyone else on occasion of Guru Nanak Gurpurab.
Here are some of the tweets:
Sat guru Nanak pargatya Mitti dhundh jag chanan hoya.. dhan shri guru Nanak Dev ji #Gurupurab diya tahanu sab nu bhut bhut mubarkaa.. may baba Nanak bless us all.. waheguru ji ka Khalsa waheguru ji ki Fateh pic.twitter.com/TQEqOpBiYX— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) November 23, 2018
||Sathguru Nanak pargateya miti dund jag chanan hoya||— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) November 23, 2018
With the emergence of the holy Guru Nanak Dev ji, the mist cleared and the light scattered all around. It was as if the sun had risen ,the stars disappeared and darkness was dispelled. #GuruNanakJayanti pic.twitter.com/OVXYs09qCU
Warm greetings to all on the auspicious occasion of Shri #GuruNanakJayanti. May the teachings of Guru Nanak ji continue to guide us towards the path of peace , love and harmony. pic.twitter.com/xzOwCDrlUk— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) November 23, 2018