05 January 2017
Born in 1666, Guru Gobind Singh was the last of the ten human Gurus of the Sikh faith. He is renowned for the creation of the Khalsa Sikh community and for declaring the Sikh holy book, Guru Granth Sahib, his eternal successor. In India, where Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti is widely celebrated, festivities include large processions through the streets, accompanied by devotional hymns. Special services are held in gurdwaras (Sikh temple), and historical lectures and poems are delivered in praise of Guru Gobind Singh. It is traditional for Sikhs to enjoy a drink of sharvat (sherbert) during the festivities.
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