[Sun, 16-Apr-2023] Vaisakhi and Guru Nanak Dev Ji Janam Diwas Celebrations in Sikh Gurdwara DC
Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!!
Saadh Sangat Ji,
Let’s celebrate Guru Nanak Dev Ji Janam Diwas, the first Sikh Guru. Apart from Sikhs, Hindus and other followers of Guru Nanak’s philosophy also celebrate this festival. Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of Sikhism, was born on April 15, 1469.
Guru Nanak Dev Ji travelled far and wide teaching people the message of one God who dwells in every one of His creations and constitutes the eternal Truth. He set up a unique spiritual, social, and political platform based on equality, fraternal love, goodness, and virtue.
Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s teaching is understood to be practiced in three ways:
Vaṇḍ Chakko: Sharing with others, helping those with less who are in need
Kirat Karo: Earning/making a living honestly, without exploitation or fraud
Naam Japna: Meditating on God’s name to control the five weaknesses of the human personality.
These five weakness are kaam (lust), krodh (rage), lobh (greed), moh(attachment) and ahankar (conceit).
This Vaisakhi festival is very special and important for the Sikh community as it marks the establishment of the Khalsa which is also termed Khalsa Sirjana Divas.
Also, Vaisakhi is a Punjabi harvest festival for people of the Punjab region. This day is also observed as a thanksgiving day by farmers whereby farmers pay their tribute, thanking God for the abundant harvest and also praying for future prosperity.
Program Schedule: Sun, 04/16/2023
11:00 am to 01:30 pm – Kirtan by Bhai Surinder Singh Ji and Jatha
01:30 pm onwards – Nishan Sahib Ji Sewa followed by Guru ka Langar
Sikh Gurdwara, DC
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