Last Updated: 01 Nov, 2022 | Views: 159
Profession: Historical Men
Other Profession(s): Poet, Guru
Birth Date, Sign & Religion Details
About Guru Nanak
Guru Nanak was born on 15 April 1469 and died on 22 September 1539. A Sikh Guru is one of the ten leaders of the Sikh community. Katak Pooranmashi, in October–November, commemorates his birth as Guru Nanak Gurpurab. It is said that Nanak traveled throughout Asia teaching people about ikonkar, who dwells in every single creation and is the eternal truth. Based on this concept, he would create an equal, fraternal love, goodness, and virtue-based spiritual, social, and political platform.
In the early 16th century, Nanak went on long udasiyas (journeys) for spiritual development.
During the thirty years he spent away from his family in 1496, he visited Tibet, South Asia, and Arabia.
A son named Sri Chand and a son named Lakhmi Das were born to him and Mata Sulakhni in 1487.
1500 to 1507 AD: The first journey took him almost 7 years, i.e., to cover most of Pakistan and India.
In 1508: Nanak visited the Bengali region of Sylhet. Ayodhya is said to have been visited by Nanak in 1510 or 1511 CE, according to janamsakhis.
1514 to 1519 AD: A mountainous region was covered by his third journey, including the Himalayas, Kashmir, Nepal, Sikkim, Tibet, and Tashkent. It took almost five years to complete.
During his fourth journey, Guru Nanak visited Mecca and other places in the Middle East for three years.
In almost 24 years, Guru Nanak walked almost 28,000 kilometers and spent almost 24 years on these journeys.
In order to reach God, Guru Nanak taught people that no rituals or priests were needed.
In his teachings, he emphasized the importance of helping and serving others in order to live a life of spirituality.