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Celebrating 25th December 2017: Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti and Christmas

Celebrating 25th December 2017: Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti and Christmas

A high strength in India, parts of Canada and some communities in the US, the UK and Australia etc – many natives are going to celebrate 2 occasions this 25th of December 2017; One, Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti, and two, Christmas. ‘Jayanti’ means birthday or birth anniversary. So it is Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s birthday. It will be the 350th birth anniversary. Though his birth date falls 22 December 1666, the date is calculated per the Nanakshahi calendar every year that is different to the regular Gregorian calendar. However, per the other calendar calculation, the birthday falls 5th January 2018, but 25th of December for 2017 is widely accepted. The Nanakshahi calendar is determined per the tropical solar calendar. Christians celebrate the birth anniversary of Jesus Christ on the 25th of December.

Guru Gobind Singh ji was the 10th Guru of the 10 Gurus of the Sikhs. So he was the last Guru. He was born in Patna, modern day capital of the Indian State – Bihar. Though Sikhism is a religion in itself like every religion has its own unique characteristics and beliefs, globally there is consideration-an overlap of Hinduism, Sikhism and parts of Buddhism, Jainism etc. There are many commonalities in their respective system, matching Temple architecture-style-floor plan, similar food items like ‘Prasada’ (holy food items normally sweet and in small quantities; like the Holy Communion for Christians), clothing, preaching, rituals, language etc. In fact, Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s father Guru Tej Bahadur also fought for the cause of freedom in practicing Hindu religion at a time in history when Muslim rulers invaded and dominated in India. Guru Gobind Singh Ji was not only a Saint-Sage, but also a fearless skilled warrior. Guru Gobind Singh Ji is famous for the literature-scripture – ‘Jaap Sahib’ (especially morning prayers, meaning to chant, to understand). It may be related to ‘Aarti’ (especially morning prayer) in the Hindu religion. In fact, the starting line or the beginning part of the Sikh’s holy book Guru Granth Sahib is the Jaap Sahib.

In many Hindu homes and temples, you may witness pictures of one or more of the 10 Gurus or spiritual Books. 

Christmas is celebrated in honor of Jesus Christ (birth). In history, there is said to be a gap, unrecorded or like blank years in the lifespan of Lord Jesus. It is believed that he traveled to India to the caves of the foothills of the Himalayas, above Rishikesh-Haridwar, along the sacred river the Ganges (Ganga). It is believed that he came in contact with Buddhist Saints here. Surprisingly, the name ‘Christ’ is found to have some connotation-link with Lord ‘Krishna’, similar sounding Krista, Krischto, Christus" . Some Westerners (Americans, British etc) have researched, found traces and beliefs. Another link to be discussed is the “Isa Masih’ mention in the Quran. Isa Masih refers to and means Jesus in Hindi and Urdu.

Per a recent NASA space image on the Earth reflecting night lights brightness in view of the festive season-holidays over the US, it is likely further going to brighten up the night skies of the festivities due to Christmas, Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti and New Year’s celebration week. Many Sikhs and Hindus light up their houses with colorful decoration-illuminating lights. 

For consultancy and prediction based on your Janam Kundali (Natal/birth chart), please call +91 – 124- 6674671. An appointment with Astro-Scientist Gurudev GD Vashist ji is also possible at address 507, Udyog Vihar, Phase 3, Gurugram (Gurgaon), India

Date Published : 21 Dec 2017
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