Guru Nanak Unveiled: 8 Rare Insights into His Spiritual Journey

By: Babita Singh

Birth at Dawn: Guru Nanak was born in 1469 at the wee hours of dawn, a time considered spiritually significant in Sikh tradition. 

Mysterious Dip: Legend has it that Guru Nanak disappeared for three days at the age of 30, returning with a divine mission after a mysterious dip in the river. 

Companion Mardana: Guru Nanak's close companion was Bhai Mardana, a Muslim musician, symbolizing the Guru's message of unity beyond religious boundaries. 

Founder of Kartarpur: Guru Nanak founded Kartarpur, a town where people of different faiths lived harmoniously, embodying his vision of a just and inclusive society. 

Universal Langar Tradition: Guru Nanak established the langar (community kitchen) tradition, promoting equality by having people of all backgrounds share a meal together. 

Three Pillars of Sikhism: Guru Nanak laid the foundation of Sikhism with three pillars: Naam Japna (meditating on God's name), Kirat Karni (honest living), and Vand Chakna (sharing with others). 

Interfaith Dialogue: Guru Nanak engaged in dialogue with religious leaders worldwide, fostering a spirit of understanding and respect for diverse beliefs. 

End of His Physical Form: Nanak's passing is unique—he asked for flowers from both Hindu and Muslim followers. Hindus cremated his flowers, while Muslims buried theirs, highlighting his message of unity.

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