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Guru Purab – Kartik Poornima – End of Chaturmaas

The Gods have risen on Kartik Ekadashi. Now married to Tulsi too! A beautiful thought showing our childlike behaviour. It is like parents arriving from an outing and before the parents ask us anything, we get them involved in some other work or thought so that they forget to ask us what we did when they were away. God has slept last 4 months. He has awaken. So before He might ask us anything, we get Him married so He is busy with His family life. It sounds silly but the beauty is in the thought and how deep our seers have dwelled upon human psychology.

Today is Poornima. The Chaturmaas ends today for Jains (according to calendar it ended for Hindus on ekadashi). The Sadhus and the Sadhviji’s who had stayed at a single place from last 4 months will start their VIHAAR again. VIHAAR means to move from one place to another. No Sadhu is allowed to stay at a single place for more than 3 days, as there is a possibility of developing a sense of belongingness. Hence the VIHAAR. (All of Hindusim has the same set of rules).

Also today is Guru Purab. The birth of Guru Nanakdevji. A strong advocate of Hindu beliefs and ideals, he was born during the Mughal rule in India. He saw the atrocities being meted out on the Hindus and so started the SIKH way of life to save the Hindus from the atrocities. He advocated the 5 K’s for every SIKH. KIRPAN (a small steel sword) KESH (non cutting of hair throughout life) KANGA (wooden hair comb) KARA (a steel bracelet) and KACCHHA (a cotton underwear). Each and every SIKH is supposed to follow these 5 K’s throughout his life. He travelled around India and aroused the feelings of patriotism and brotherhood.

On His Birthday, bow down to Him with utmost humility. We express our gratefulness for His foresightendness and His bravery.

Wishing you all a very Happy Winter.

Guru Purab ki lakh lakh vadhaai!

Author:

Am a teacher by profession. A student of History and international politics. Believe that Bhakti (Devotion) and Humanism can only save Humanity. Revere all creation. My thoughts are influenced by His Holiness Pandurang Shashtriji Athavale

3 thoughts on “Guru Purab – Kartik Poornima – End of Chaturmaas

  1. Amit ji, I would like to inform you the information you wrote is not right. The 5 kakars you mentioned were not initiated by Guru Nanak Dev ji but instead they were started by 10th Guru, Guru Gobind Singh Ji, during the Mughal Rule.
    Guru Nanak Dev ji rejected all the traditions and beliefs and meditated only on the nirankar ( the one who has no form, no shape, no birth or end). 🙏

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