10 November 2011

Festivals of India - Guruparv



Greetings on Gurunanak Jayanti 

Today is Gurpurav , also known as Guru Nanak Birthday, is the birthday of the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak, and one of the most sacred festivals in Sikhism.


Golden Temple of Amritsar is the most important shrine of the Sikhs

Celebrations take place on a large scale in Punjab, Haryana and other parts of the world where Sikhs reside. Processions are taken out and verses from the Guru Granth Sahib are recited. The festivities in Sikhism revolve around the anniversaries of the 10 Sikh Gurus. These Gurus were responsible for shaping the beliefs of the Sikhs. Their birthdays, known as Gurpurabs, are occasions for celebration and prayer among the Sikhs.

One of the main shrines of the Sikhs is the Golden Temple of Amritsar, in Punjab.  The Temple foundations were Laid by the Fourth Guru, Guru Ram Das (1534-1581). The birthday of Guru Nanak Sahib falls on Kartik Poornima, i.e., the day of the full moon in the month of Kartik. In the Gregorian Calendar, the birthday of Guru Nanak usually falls in the month of November, but its date varies from year to year, based on the traditional dates of the Indian calendar.


Christmas stamps from Royal Mail…


Royal mail  issued a set of new stamps  on 8 November for this year’s Christmas .

This year, the seven Christmas 2011 stamps each feature a beautiful image inspired by the accounts of the Nativity from the Gospels of Luke and Matthew. The large and small second class stamps show the Angel speaking to St Joseph in a dream. The large and small first class stamps depict Our Lady dress in a red holding the Baby Jesus.

The 68p stamp portrays the stable scene. The £1.10 one shows an Angel speaking with the Shepherds, and the £1.65 stamp is of the Three Kings, discussing the Star which will lead them to Bethlehem.


Date of Issue :19 October 2011

Dwarkapex 2011 – Bosco Public School, New Delhi


: Ashwani Dubey – Gorakhpur 


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