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Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji

Guru Nanak Dev Ji (Saturday 15 April 1469 - Monday 22 September 1539) the founder of Sikhism and the first of the ten Gurus of the Sikhs was born in the village of Talwandi. Also called Rai Bhoe-ki Talwandi the village now known as Nankana Sahib is near Lahore in Pakistan. He was born according to all ancient Sikh records in the early morning of the third day of the light half of the month of Baisakh in the year 1469; this is believed to be Saturday 15 April 1469. the Sikhs now celebrate this auspicious event each year on the full moon day in November the date in November changes from one year to another.

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Sri Guru Granth Sahib

Sri Guru Granth Sahib is the religious text of Sikhism. It is a voluminous text of 1430 angs compiled and composed during the period of Sikh gurus from 1469 to 1708. It is a collection of hymns (shabad) or baani describing the qualities of God and why one should meditate on God's name. Guru Gobind Singh (16661708) the tenth guru affirmed the sacred text Adi Granth as his successor elevating it to Guru Granth Sahib. The text remains the holy scripture of the Sikhs regarded as the teachings of the Ten Gurus. The role of Adi Granth as a source or guide of prayer is pivotal in worship in Sikhism.

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