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When is Guru Gobind Singh Ji Birthday Celebrated

When is Guru Gobind Singh Ji Birthday Celebrated

Guru Gobind Singh’s birthday is known to Sikhs as Guru Gobind Singh’s prakash, or the dawn of spiritual light. Guru Gobind Singh’s birthday, or prakash, celebration is known as Gurpurab, a commemorative event, and is observed with a Sikh worship service which includes kirtan, the singing of divine hymns.

Guru Gobind Singh Ji birthday Prakash 2017

Guru Gobind Singh was born on Sudi 7 in the month of Poh in the year 1723 of the Vikram Samvat (SV) calendar which corresponds to December 22, 1666 of the Julian Calendar. When converted to the modern Gregorian calendar, Guru Gobind Singh‘s birth took place on January 5, 1666 A.D.

This to corresponds to the Nanakshahi Sikhism calendar, as 23 Poh. However in 2010 the Nanakshahi calendar underwent controversial modifications to align with the ever fluctuating Vikram Samvat calendar. Accordingly, Guru Gobind Singh’s birthday or prakash gurpurab is calculated to be observed on January 5 in 2017.

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