Guru Nanak Jayanti 2018: PM Narendra Modi, Sachin Tendulkar, Amjad Ali Khan Extend Greetings on the Occasion of Gurpurab
The Golden Temple in Amritsar lit up on the eve of Guru Nanak Jayanti | (Photo Credits: ANI)

New Delhi, November 23: Guru Nanak Jayanti, one of the most important festivals in Sikhism, is being celebrated today across India and the world. On the holy occasion, prominent personalities from the field of politics, sports, music, film and other walks of life took to Twitter to convey their wishes to the people. Guru Nanak Jayanti 2018: Unknown Facts About The First Sikh Guru On His 550th Birth Anniversary.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared his thoughts on Twitter and wrote on the occasion that "The thoughts and ideals of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji inspire people all over the world. The Cabinet took crucial decisions towards celebrating his 550th Jayanti in a grand manner." PM Modi also shared a video of his visit to the Gurdwara sharing a message on the occasion. Guru Nanak Jayanti Recipes 2018: Kada Prasad Health Benefits and How To Make It.

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Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar also shared a picture of Guru Nanak ji on the occasion and said that the teachings of Guru Nanak ji "guide us on the path of truth and enlighten our heart and mind."

Ken Juster, the US Ambassador to India, also extended his wishes on the occasion. Check his tweet below:

Congress President Rahul Gandhi also wished the nation on the auspicious occasion. Check his tweet below:

Sarod Maestro and ace musician Amjad Ali Khan shared his thoughts on the occasion. Check the maestro's tweet below:

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley greeted people on the auspicious occasion of 549th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Jayanti. Check the tweet below:

Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad tweeted on the occasion that "My heartfelt greetings on #GuruNanakJayanti. May the holy teachings of Guru Nanak Dev Ji bring compassion, peace and wisdom in your lives."

Guru Nanak Dev was born in November 1469 at Rāi Bhoi Kī Talvaṇḍī, which falls in Lahore, Pakistan. He was born in a Hindu Khatri family to Kalian Das Bedi and Mata Tripta. He had an elder sister Bebe Nanki, after whom Nanak was also named. Sikhs everywhere start this day by singing Asa-di-Var and other hymns from scriptures. Processions are taken out day before the Jayanti. Langar meal is prepared and served to people as seva and worship.