List of Gurpurabs 2023
List of all Gurpurabs falling in 2023 in Nanakshahi Samvat 554 – 555.
Check out the List of Gurpurabs 2023 occurring in Christian Calendar 2023 accordingly Nanakshahi Samvat 554 – 555. A Complete List of Parkash Purabs (Birthdays), Guru Gaddi Divas (Guruship Days), and Joti Jot Divas (Ascension Days) of All the 10 Physical Embodiments of 10 Sikh Gurus. The dates below are according to the Nanakshahi Calendar accepted by Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee SGPC Amritsar which is mapped with Bikrami Calendar.
|Sr. No.||Patshahi||Parkash Purab||Gurgaddi Purab||Joti Jot Purab|
|#1||Guru Nanak Dev Ji||27th November 2023||From Birth||9th October 2023|
|#2||Guru Angad Dev Ji||21st April 2023||3rd October 2023||25th March 2023|
|#3||Guru Amar Das Ji||4th May 2023||22nd March 2023||29th September 2023|
|#4||Guru Ram Das Ji||30th October 2023||27th September 2023||18th September 2023|
|#5||Guru Arjan Dev Ji||12th April 2023||17th September 2023||23rd May 2023|
|#6||Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji||5th June 2023||13th May 2023||26th March 2023|
|#7||Guru Har Rai Ji||3rd February 2023||19th March 2023||6th November 2023|
|#8||Guru Harkrishan Sahib Ji||11th July 2023||6th November 2023||4th April 2023|
|#9||Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji||11th April 2023||4th April 2023||17th December 2023|
|#10||Guru Gobind Singh Ji||NA||15th December 2023||18th November 2023|
Additional Gurpurabs 2023
|Miri Piri Day Patshahi 6th||28th June 2023|
|First Parkash Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji||16th September 2023|
|Gurgaddi Divas Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji||15th November 2023|
Gurpurabs according to Mool Nanakshahi Calendar
The Mool Nanakshahi Calendar is a variation of the Nanakshahi calendar, which is used by some Sikhs to determine the dates of significant religious events and festivals. The Mool Nanakshahi calendar is based on the exact astronomical calculations of the Bikrami calendar, which is the traditional lunar calendar used in the Indian subcontinent. It has been developed by a group of scholars and Sikh organizations with an aim to fix the dates of Sikh festivals as per the exact astronomical calculations rather than making them dependent on the Gregorian calendar. The calendar is considered more accurate than the traditional Bikrami calendar and eliminates the need for frequent adjustments.
It’s worth noting that the Mool Nanakshahi calendar is not officially recognized by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) which is the highest decision-making body of Sikh religious affairs, and its use is not as widespread as the Nanakshahi calendar.
A list of all Gurpurabs 2023 according to the Mool Nanakshahi Calendar is given below:
|Sr. No.||Patshahi||Parkash Purab||Gurgaddi Purab||Joti Jot Purab|
|#1||Guru Nanak Dev Ji||27th November 2023||From Birth||22nd September 2023|
|#2||Guru Angad Dev Ji||18th April 2023||18th September 2023||16th April 2023|
|#3||Guru Amar Das Ji||23rd May 2023||16th April 2023||16th September 2023|
|#4||Guru Ram Das Ji||9th October 2023||16th September 2023||16th September 2023|
|#5||Guru Arjan Dev Ji||2nd May 2023||16th September 2023||16th June 2023|
|#6||Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji||5th July 2023||11th June 2023||19th March 2023|
|#7||Guru Har Rai Ji||31st January 2023||14th March 2023||20th October 2023|
|#8||Guru Harkrishan Sahib Ji||23rd July 2023||20th October 2023||16th April 2023|
|#9||Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji||18th April 2023||16th April 2023||24th November 2023|
|#10||Guru Gobind Singh Ji||5th January 2023||24th November 2023||21st October 2023|
Additional Gurpurabs 2023 in Mool Nanakshahi Calendar
|Shastar Dhaaran Diwas Patshahi 6th||21st July 2023|
|First Parkash Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji||1st September 2023|
|Gurgaddi Divas Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji||20th October 2023|
Historical Events Linked with Guru Granth Sahib Ji
The Guru Granth Sahib, also known as the Adi Granth, is the holy scripture of Sikhism and is considered the eternal Guru of the Sikhs. The following are some of the important historical events and dates that are linked with the Guru Granth Sahib:
- Compilation of the Adi Granth: The Adi Granth was compiled by Guru Arjan, the fifth Guru of the Sikhs, in 1604. It contains the teachings of the Sikh Gurus, as well as hymns and verses from other saints and mystics from different religions.
- Installation of the Adi Granth: The Adi Granth was installed in the Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) in Amritsar, Punjab, India in 1604. This event marks the establishment of the Guru Granth Sahib as the eternal Guru of the Sikhs.
- Elevation of the Adi Granth to Guru Granth Sahib: In 1708, Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Guru of the Sikhs, declared that the Guru Granth Sahib would be the final and eternal Guru of the Sikhs and that there would be no human Guru after him.
Month Wise Gurpurab Calendar (SGPC)
Gurpurab in April 2023
|Gurgaddi Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib Ji||5th April 2023|
|Joti Jot Sri Guru Harkrishan Sahib Ji||5th April 2023|
|Parkash Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib Ji||11 April 2023|
|Parkash Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji||12th April 2023|
|Parkash Sri Guru Angad Dev Ji||21st April 2023|
Gurpurab in May 2023
|Parkash Purab Sri Guru Amardas Ji||4th May 2023|
|Gurgaddi Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji||13th May 2023|
|Shaheedi Purab Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji||23rd May 2023|
Gurpurab in June 2023
|Parkash Purab Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji||5th June 2023|
|Miri Piri Diwas Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji||28th June 2023|
Gurpurab in July 2023
|Parkash Purab Sri Guru Harkrishan Sahib Ji||11th July 2023|
The purpose behind celebrating Gurpurabs
The purpose behind celebrating Gurpurab in Sikhism is to commemorate the birth or martyrdom of the Sikh Gurus and to remember and reflect on their teachings and contributions to the Sikh faith.
Gurpurab is a way for Sikhs to pay homage to their Gurus, who are considered spiritual guides and teachers. It is an opportunity for Sikhs to come together in a Gurdwara (Sikh temple) to listen to hymns and prayers being recited, to participate in kirtan (hymn singing), and to hear Katha (discourse) on the life and teachings of the Guru.
Gurpurab also serves as a reminder for Sikhs to follow the teachings and principles of the Guru and to lead a moral and ethical life. It is an opportunity for Sikhs to reflect on the Guru’s message and to recommit to living a life of devotion and service to others.
Additionally, Gurpurab is an occasion to celebrate the values of Sikhism like equality, justice, and compassion, and to promote unity and brotherhood among the Sikh community. It also serves as an opportunity to share the teachings of the Guru with others, and to spread the message of Sikhism to the wider community.
So we can say, the main purpose behind celebrating Gurpurab in Sikhism is to remember and honor the lives and teachings of the Sikh Gurus, to reflect on their messages, to recommit to living a moral and ethical life, and to promote the unity and brotherhood within the Sikh community.
List of All Gurpurabs in Calendar Year 2023
Check the list of all Parkash Gurpurabs, Gurgaddi and Joti Jot Purabs of all 10 Patshahis in Calendar Year 2023 accordingly Nanakshahi Year 554-555.
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