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Birthdays Of The Gurus?

Discussion in 'Sikh Sikhi Sikhism' started by Gyani Jarnail Singh, Dec 2, 2004.

  1. Gyani Jarnail Singh

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    Dear All
    vwihgurU jI kw Kwlsw vwihgurU jI Piqh

    Now that all the hustle and bustle about celebration of birthday of Guru Nanak is over, I have some question to share with you for an answer.

    Is there any historical evidence showing that Guru Angad Dev Ji celebrated the birthday of Guru Nanak or of any of the Gurus celebrating birthdays of their predecessors? Is celebration of birthday of Guru in accordance with the teachings of our Gurus? Was our Guru ever born? If Guru is born, then he will also die. On the one hand we say that our Guru is Shabad and it never dies and is never born. On the other hand we are inviting the whole world to come and see us celebrating the birthday of our Guru. On the one hand we say that Sikhism rejects theory of incarnation and on the other hand in every Gurdwara our preacher say at the top of their voice that this day is the Avtarpurb (day of incarnation) of our Guru. Are these not contradictions? How do we explain them to our kids and to the world at large? Can we explain this as respect for our history? I don’t think so. That is not the way to respect and preserve history. Sikhs have created great history but have displayed total disregard to preserve it.


    Jarnail Singh

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  3. Neutral Singh

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    Re: Birthdays Of Guurs?

    Very interesting & intriguing question... i would love to learn on this from the knowledge of dear members...
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