Guru Gobind Singh Ji Joti Jot Diwas Date 2023
Joti Jot Gurpurab: Jyoti Jot Diwas of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji is being observed on 18th November 2023, Saturday. It marks the day when in 1708, the tenth Sikh Guru ascended the Sachkhand at the pious land of Nanded, Maharashtra.
|Joti Jot Gurpurab||CE Date||Nanakshahi Date Date|
|Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji||18th November, Saturday||3 Maghar 555, Saturday|
ਸੂਰਜ ਕਿਰਣਿ ਮਿਲੇ ਜਲ ਕਾ ਜਲੁ ਹੂਆ ਰਾਮ ॥
ਜੋਤੀ ਜੋਤਿ ਰਲੀ ਸੰਪੂਰਨੁ ਥੀਆ ਰਾਮ ॥
As the ray blends with the Sun and water becomes water,
So merges the human light with the Supreme Light and becomes perfect.
Guru Gobind Singh merged into Supreme Light
Wazir Khan was the governor of Sirhind under the rule of Emperor Bahadurshah. He hired two Pathan assassins to end their last Sikh enemy in the form of Guru Gobind Singh. These assassins first went to Delhi and met the Guru's wife. From her, they ascertained the Guru's whereabouts and then started for Nanded or Abchalnagar. They began to pay occasional visits to the Guru. No suspicions arose in anyone's mind regarding them.
They became known as new devotees of the Guru, who treated them with kindness and allowed them to sit close to him whenever they chose to do so. All the time, they were studying the situation and making up their mind about the hour that was most likely to suit their nefarious design. They concluded that the evening time was the best. So one day, after the evening service, they stayed on after all others had left. The Guru or anyone else did not feel any suspicion regarding their action; for it was customary for many to stay on and enjoy the Guru's company even at that late hour. He seated the Pathans near his bed and gave them parshad (some sweets). They devoured it at once.
Most of the Sikhs had left. There was only one attendant near him. That attendant fell asleep. The Guru himself was sitting on his bed. A few minutes after the Pathans' arrival, the Guru, too, lay down to rest. This was the Pathans' opportunity. One of the Pathans sprang to his feet like a tiger, drew his sword, and stabbed the Guru on the left side. Before he could deal another blow, he was despatched by the Guru with a stroke of his sword. His companion tried to save himself by running away. But he fell under the swords of the Sikhs who had come up on hearing the noise. The Guru's wound was immediately sewn, and in a few days, it appeared to have healed up. But when, a few days later, he tried to bend a stiff bow presented by a Sikh, the imperfectly healed wound burst open.
As a consequence, profuse bleeding occurred. The Guru remained cheerful up to the last. Nobody had felt that his end was so near. Suddenly, on October 7, 1708, about an hour and a half after midnight, he roused his Sikhs, bade them farewell, and returned to his Eternal Home.
It will not be out of place to mention here that according to some writers, the hired assassins were sent by Wazir Khan in collusion with Bahadur Shah. There seems to be some substance in this contention. Bahadur Shah knew that the Guru had parted company with him in no friendly mood. He was fully aware that he had belied the hopes that the Guru had, with good reason, built on him. Knowing the manifold qualities and the potential capacity of the Guru, the Emperor could not feel secure as long as the Guru was alive. Hence he colluded with Wazir Khan to get rid of their common danger. All the same, the truth remains that the responsibility for the dastardly deed lies squarely on Wazir Khan's shoulders.
Before ascending the Sachkhand, Sahib Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji had gathered his companion Sangat and bowed to Pothi Sahib - passing the Guruship to Granth Sahib forever. The tradition of the Human Guru ended with this and from the day Sikhs revere Guru Granth Sahib as the spiritual embodiment of 10 Gurus, respect it like the King of Kings with proper respect.
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Jyoti Jot Gurpurab Guru Gobind Singh Ji 2023
Guru Gobind Singh Ji Joti Jot Diwas 2023
On the sacred day of Guru Gobind Singh Joti Jot Diwas, 2023, We remember the ascension of our beloved Dasam Patshah Sahib Guru Gobind Singh Ji to Sachkhand. His message of 'Oneness', that 'Manas Ki Jaat Sabhe Eko Pahchanebo' inspires us to a loving and understanding world.
Let us Ardas together, remembering Guru ji’s Gurmat Principles and their enduring significance in our lives. Let this Joti Jot Gurpurab remind us of the power of Gurmat, the beauty of humble Seva, and the quest for the 'Satnam' - The True One.
ਜਿਉ ਜਲ ਮਹਿ ਜਲੁ ਆਇ ਖਟਾਨਾ ॥
ਤਿਉ ਜੋਤੀ ਸੰਗਿ ਜੋਤਿ ਸਮਾਨਾ ॥
As water comes and gets blended with water, so do his lights blend with the Supreme Light.
ਸਾਹਿਬ ਸ਼੍ਰੀ ਗੁਰੂ ਗੋਬਿੰਦ ਸਿੰਘ ਜੀ ਦੇ ਪਾਵਨ ਜੋਤੀ ਜੋਤਿ ਗੁਰਪੁਰਬ ਮੌਕੇ ਸਤਿਗੁਰਾਂ ਦੇ ਚਰਣਾਂ ਪਰ ਕੋਟਿਨ ਕੋਟਿ ਨਮਸਕਾਰ।
Guru Gobind Singh Joti Jot Gurpurab
Joti Jot Gurpurab of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji is observed annually to remember the day when 10th master left the physical world to merge into supreme being.