Shri Guru Gobind singh ji Gurpurab birthday with history: Guru Gobind Singh (1666-1708 C.E.) was the tenth Guru out of total 10 Sikh Gurus. He was born in Patna, Bihar on 22nd December 1666 according to Julian calendar. According to Gregorian calendar Guru Gobind was born on 1st January 1667. Either we follow Julian or Gregorian calendar the Hindu date of birth of Guru Gobind falls on the same day. Guru gobind singh ‘Prakash Parv’ or ‘Prakash Utsav’ is one of the most widely celebrated occassions of the Sikh community. It is calculated according to the Nanakshahi Sikhism calendar and is variably celebrated every year. The year 2017 commemorates the 350th birth anniversary of the 10th Sikh Guru, Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the creator of the gracious “Khalsa”. The event is to be celebrated with grandeur befitting the occasion and is expected to be attended by lakhs of Sikh devotees from around the world, at Patna, Bihar from 30th December, 2016 to 8th January, 2017. Gobind Singh was the tenth of the Sikh Gurus. Following the death of his father, Guru Tegh Bahadur, Gobind Singh became the leader of the Sikhs when he was only nine years old. Famed as a warrior, poet and philosopher. His contributions to Sikhism were many including the tradition of covering one’s hair with a turban. He initiated the Khalsa order, the highest order that can reached by Sikhs. Khalsa must abide by four restrictions; Not to disturb the natural growth of the hairs, not to eating meat slaughtered in halal manner, not cohabiting with a person other than one’s spouse and not using tobacco or a hookah. Guru Gobind Singh died on 7 October 1708 from wounds inflicted by an assassin. Guru Gobind Singh was the last of the living Sikh Gurus, as while he was on his death bed, he passed the Guruship of the Sikhs to the Guru Granth Sahib, the sacred Book of the Sikhs. The Granth Sahib then became the Eleventh and Eternal Sikh Guru.
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