Special Kirtan Darbar – “Joti Jot” Gurpurab of Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji – October 21, 2012 [Updated]

Guru Gobind SinghGNFA will be conducting a special Kirtan Darbar focused on the  “Joti Jot” Gurpurab of Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji.

Participating in this Darbar will be visiting Jathas of Bhai Laxman Chela Ram ji and Bhai Gurbaksh Singh Shaant.

The program will be conducted on Sunday, October 21, 2012 from 12.15 pm to 1.15 pm as highlighted in the image below.  Click on the image for a larger view.

 

A brief summary of Guru Gobind Singh ji’s life
Guru Gobind Singh ji (Friday, January 5, 1666 – Thursday, 21 October, 1708) was the son of Guru Teg Bahadur, was born as “Gobind Rai”.  Guru Gobind Singh ji was tenth and last human form Guru of Sikhism.

He became Guru on November 24, 1675 at the age of 9.  He left his human form at the age of 42 at Nanded, which is commonly referred to as ‘Abichal nagar’ by the Sikhs.  Nanded is located in the state of Maharashtra in central India.

Takhat Sachkhand Sri Hazoor Sahib now marks the location where Guru Gobind Singh ji held camp in 1708 and it is the location where Guru Gobind Singh ji proclaimed that Sri Guru Granth Sahib as the everlasting Guru of the Sikhs.

What is Joti Jot?
When referring to the death of the Sikh gurus, the term ‘Joti Jot’ is commonly used.  The literal meaning of this term is “light joining another light” with context implying that one’s human light or soul is joined to the light of the Supreme light, Waheguru.

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