Daler Mehndi’s popular composition for ‘300 Saal Guru de Naal’: Guru Manyo Granth
In completion of 300 years of Sikhs (Sikhism – a religion) Holy granth – Guru Granth Sahib a yatra started from Nader Sahib also known as Hazoor Sahib, Maharashtra named Jagrati Yarta. It is going to travel in whole of India to make people aware of what Sikh Gurus have done to protect other religions, also how to get near God through devotion. Another purpose of yatra is to collect funds for making Nader sahib a good and tidy place as tourist come there all over the year to pray in the Gurudwara Hazoor Sahib, Nader and gurudwara doesn’t have enough room space to allocate to them. So with this fund Building are being made where devotees will be allowed to stay while they visit Hazoor Sahib for free. Along with that there will be no problem of electricity inside gurudwara premises, else in Maharashtra there are more frequent power cut
Before placing 300 Saal Guru de Naal – the sacred Tercentenary Celebrations at Nanded, Maharashtra into its real perspective, we may need to say a word about Nanded itself. For, destiny brought the Tenth Sikh lord, guru Gobind Singhji, to spend not more than a month of his worldly journey here. Even during that short period of time, the Guru, as a volcano of creativity, so fine tuned the KHALSA in his last few days that it became the first & only corporate religion of the world, & complete in all aspects. The great events that mark his last days are: One, exalting Sri Guru Granth Sahib, to the status of the Word Guru that places each Sikh into immanent protection of the Guru himself, making him deathless in defense of truth & justice, & two, putting an end to his own worldly journey, yes of his own volition. This explains why the exalting of Sri Guru granth Sahib is called as “GURTA GADDI” in the Sikh tradition & the 2nd event is called “Parlokgaman” or heavenly journey of the Guru. These two events took place on October 5 & October 7-8, 1708, respectively. Additionally, it was from Nanded that Gurujisent Banda Singh Bahadur as the first Jathedar of the Sikh Panth to Punjab to fight the Moghuls. It is he who shook the Moghul empire to its very foundations. Another great importance of Nanded is that the sacred Godavari alias the Ganga of the South flows through this town & hence it was a great centre of spiritual quest even in earlier times. For Sikhs,300 Saal Guru de Naal – the Tercentenary Celebrations of these 2 great events in 2008, will mean rededicating themselves to the Guru
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