Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti is the birth celebration of the tenth and last guru of the Sikh religion, Gobind Singh. It falls sometime in January or December, or even sometimes January and December in the same year, on the Gregorian Calendar.
|2020||2 Jan||Thu||Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti||HR & RJ|
|2021||20 Jan||Wed||Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti||CH & HR|
Gobind Singh’s father was killed when he refused to convert to the Islamic religion and is considered a martyr for religious liberty. Gobind Singh himself formed an army of warriors who were also baptised and dedicated to a disciplined religious life of “sainthood.” He and his “Khalsa” army inspired the Sikhs to rise up and combat the Moghul rulers in the cause of religious and political freedom.
On Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti, Indian Sikhs and others who honour Gobind Singh’s memory will pray for the prosperity of themselves and others, read or listen to poetry written by Gobind Singh, praise him for his accomplishments, prepare and share special foods, attend lectures on Gobind Singh’s life, and march in parades through the markets of Indian cities.