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Guru Amar Das Jayanti

Guru Amar Das [5 May 1479 – 1 Sept 1574] was the third Guru out of the Ten Sikhism Gurus. Guru Amar Das was given the title of Sikh Guru on 26th March, 1552. He was born in Amritsar city on 5th May, 1479.  

He was popularly known as a crusader who advocated in support of giving equality to women in every field. Guru Amar Das was also among those who ended the practice of Sati among Sikh women. He taught us humility, devotion, service, dedication, equal rights, loyalty, honour and respect for women.

Guru Amar Das Jayanti- 05 May / Thursday

Guru Amar Das also encouraged the practice of starting the Langar ritual in which devotees are offered free food every time they visit any Gurdwara. The practice of Langar ceremony has subsequently become famous among Sikhs. Sikhs follow the same old tradition with full religious faith and enthusiasm. Each year Guru Amar Das Jayanti is celebrated with complete faith and Sikhs make special arrangements for celebrating the day.

Donations to be made on Amar Das Jayanti Celebrations:

  • Flour
  • Pulses
  • Rice
  • Sweets
  • Fruits

Guru Amar Das Jayanti Celebrations

Sikhs celebrate this special occasion in a grand way. Sikhs visit Gurdwara on this special day. Special Prasad (Langar) is distributed among the devotees as a mark of respect to the GuruAmar Das. Devotees take this Prasad with complete faith and pay respect to their Holy Book-Guru Granth Sahib.

Guru Granth Sahib is the holiest Sikh books and devotees bow in front of the holy book on this day. Sharbat or sweetened water is also distributed among the devotees on Guru Amar Das Jayanti. Special Chabeels or sweet water corners distribute sweet water throughout the city.

The city Amritsar is specially decorated on this special event. Devotees also clean the path leading to the Golden temple, the Sikh temple. Bathing in the Golden temple pool is considered auspicious on Guru Amar Das Jayanti and devotees from all parts of the India ensure to become a part of this special celebration.

Gurdwaras across India celebrate the festival with passion and special decorationsas well as arrangements are made to make the Jayanti a delightful moment

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