Know the journey of Guru Nanak Dev ji, the first Guru of Sikhism

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Know the journey of guru nanak dev ji – The first Guru of Sikhism is Guru Nanak Dev ji, who established Sikhism. Every year on the full moon day of Kartik, his birthday is celebrated as Prakash Parv. Nanak Dev ji traveled places to stay away from the prevalent evil in the society. Let’s know the journey of Guru Nanak Dev ji.

know the journey of guru nanak dev ji

Know the journey of Guru Nanak Dev Ji

Early life of Guru Nanak Dev Ji

  • Guru Nanak Dev Ji was born on 15 April 1469 in Rai-Bhoi-Di-Talwandi, now known as Nankana Sahib. Nankana Sahib is a city located in the Punjab province of Pakistan.
  • Some other texts state that Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji was born on October 20, 1469.
  • Guru Nanak Dev’s father’s name was Mehta Kalyan Das, also known as Mehta Kalu. He was Rai Bular’s agent and chief accountant.
  • His mother name was Mata Tripta, a woman of simple and religious nature. Nanak Dev ji had an elder sister named Nanki.
  • Guru Nanak Dev learned Hindi at the age of 7. At the age of 13, he learned Persian and Sanskrit and at the age of 16, he became the most educated young man in his field.

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Marriage and journey of Nanam Dev ji

  • Nanak Dev Ji was married to Mata Sulakhni ji, who gave birth to two sons, Sri Chand and Lakhmi Das.
  • In November 1504, Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s elder sister Nanki took him to Sultanpur Lodi, where her husband Jai Ram Ji got him the job of a storekeeper at Modikhana of Daulat Khan Lodhi, a local Nawab.
  • At the age of just 38 years, Nanak Dev ji heard the call of God and dedicated himself to the service of humanity.
  • His first sentence after this was, “There are neither any Hindus nor any Muslims here”. Nanak Dev ji took many long journeys to propagate his unique and divine doctrine (Sikhism).

Know the journey of guru nanak dev ji

  • After traveling to all the places in Punjab, he decided to go on four long journeys. This journey is called ‘Char Udasi’ of Nanak Dev Ji.
  • During his four visits, he visited Kurukshetra, Haridwar, Joshi Math, Ratha Sahib, Gorakh Matta (Nanak Matta), Prayag, Varanasi, Gaya, Patna, Dhubri and Assam, Dhaka, Puri, Cuttack, Rameswaram.
  • Apart from this, he also travelled to Somnath, Dwarka, Junagarh, Ujjain, Ajmer, Mathura, Pakpattan, Talwandi, Lahore, Sultanpur, Bilaspur, Rewalsar, Jwalaji, Spiti Valley, Tibet, Ladakh, Kargil, Amarnath, Srinagar and Baramulla.
  • Not only this, but he also traveled to various Muslim countries to visit Muslim holy places. During this, he went to Mecca, Medina, and Multan to Baghdad, etc.

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Babur’s attack and Nanak’s arrest

  • In 1520 Babar attacked India. Thousands of innocent people were killed in this attack. Not only this, women and children were also taken captive and all their property was looted.

Know the journey of guru nanak dev ji

  • Guru Nanak Sahib strongly condemned the attack, after which he was arrested. He was released after Babar realized his mistake, who also released all the other prisoners.

Guru Nanak in his last days

  • In the year 1522, Guru Nanak Dev Ji settled in the city of Kartarpur (now in Pakistan) and spent the rest of his life there till 1539.
  • There he started Dainik (daily) Kirtan and Langar (free kitchen). When the life of Nanak Dev ji was coming to an end, he began to test his two sons and some followers.

Know the journey of guru nanak dev ji

  • He then made Bhai Lehna ji (Guru Angad Dev Ji) the second Nanak. After a few days, 22 September 1539, he passed in to Sachkhand.

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Some Guru Nanak Dev ji quotes

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  • Let no man in the world live in delusion. Without a Guru, none can cross over to the other shore.
  • The world is a drama, staged in a dream.
  • Death would not be called bad, O people, if one knew how to truly die.
  • If the people use the wealth bestowed on them by God for themselves alone or for treasuring it, it is like a corpse. But if they decide to share it with others, it becomes sacred food.
  • Speak only that which will bring you honor.

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