Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s Parkash Purab is being celebrated today
Attribution:Unknown Early 20th century Sikh painter, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

The Parkash Purab (or, birth anniversary) of Sri Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Guru of Sikhism is being celebrated across the world today.  

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has paid tributes to Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji on the sacred occasion of Parkash Purab of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji.  

The Prime Minister tweeted; “On the sacred occasion of his Parkash Purab, I bow to Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji and recall his contribution towards serving humanity. His unparalleled courage will continue to motivate people for years to come.” 

ਸ੍ਰੀ ਗੁਰੂ ਗੋਬਿੰਦ ਸਿੰਘ ਜੀ ਦੇ ਪ੍ਰਕਾਸ਼ ਪੁਰਬ ਦੇ ਪਵਿੱਤਰ ਮੌਕੇ ‘ਤੇ, ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਮੈਂ ਪ੍ਰਣਾਮ ਕਰਦਾ ਹਾਂ ਅਤੇ ਮਾਨਵਤਾ ਦੀ ਸੇਵਾ ਲਈ ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਦੇ ਯੋਗਦਾਨ ਨੂੰ ਯਾਦ ਕਰਦਾ ਹਾਂ। ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਦਾ ਬੇਮਿਸਾਲ ਸਾਹਸ ਆਉਣ ਵਾਲੇ ਵਰ੍ਹਿਆਂ ਤੱਕ ਲੋਕਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਪ੍ 

The birth of Guru Govind Singh Ji is celebrated every year as Prakash Parv or Utsav in Patna and across the world by the Sikh Community. The celebrations in 2017 was of special significance as it marked 350th Birth Anniversary of Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji.  

Guru Govind Singh ji, the tenth Guru of Sikhism, was born to Guru Tegh Bahadur, the Ninth Guru and Mata Gujri on 5th January 1667 in Patna, Bihar, India. His birth name was Gobind Rai. The sacred shrine, Sri Patna Sahib Gurdwara stands on the site of the house at Patna in which he was born and where he spent his early childhood.  

Guru Gobind Singh Ji was a great intellectual. He was well versed in Persian, Arabic, and Sanskrit, in addition to his native Punjabi. He further codified Sikh law, wrote several poems and music; recomposed the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji at Damdama Sahib in 1706. wrote Dasam Granth and Sarabloh Granth; fought several wars of defence for righteousness. His greatest contribution is his creation of the Khalsa Panth in 1699. 

He attained Joti jot (an honourable term used to refer to the “death”) on 21 October, 1708 at Nanded, Maharashtra.  

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