Guru Nanak Dev Ji was the founder of Sikhism and the first Sikh guru. He is popularly known as Baba Nanak. There are ten Sikh Gurus. His birthday is celebrated as Guru Nanak Jayanti or Gurpurab.
Guru Nanak Dev Ji was born in a village in Lahore which is now in Pakistan. From a very early age, he started visiting all religious places. It is said that he went to places to spread his ideas on religion. He mixed the message of humanity from every religion. He was greatly influenced by Sufi teachings.
The teachings of Guru Nanak Ji are written in ‘Guru Granth Sahib’. It is written in Gurumukhi language. It is a holy book for Sikhs who worship it as a Guru. There are three main teachings. Sharing and helping those who are poor, earning money without cheating anyone and to repeat the name of god to control one’s weaknesses. Weaknesses like anger, greed, pride, the ego can be controlled if one remembers god every day.
Guru Nanak Ji believed that there is only one god and he is inside everyone. He said that God is the only truth in the world. He spread the idea of equality, love, truth and goodness. He was against rituals and priest and said that everyone should pray to God directly.
Guru Nanak Ji stands for humanity. He spread love through Sikhism. Sikh people follow him and try to help everyone. In all Gurudwaras, food is served to everyone for free.
Question on Guru Nanak Dev Ji
What are the teachings of Guru Nanak?
There are three main teachings. Sharing and helping those who are poor, earning money without cheating anyone and to repeat the name of god to control one’s weaknesses.
Where is Guru Nanak Ji grave?
Guru Nanak dev Ji Grave in Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur.
What are the 3 Golden Rules of Sikhism?
Naam japana, Kirat karna, Vand chhakana
Who was the founder of Khalsa Panth?
Guru Govind Singh Ji was the founder of Khalsa panth