Essay On Guru Nanak
India is blessed with a number of great philosophers, thinkers, and saints. They have guided the people of India from time to time and motivated them towards spirituality. They tried hard to awaken the common people. The founder of Sikhs, Guru Nanak is one such leader.
Nankdev was born in 1469 in a village called Talwandi. His father’s name was Kalu and his mother’s name was Truptadevi. Today his birthplace is popularly known as Nanakana and is in the Shekhpur district of Pakistan. His father was a Patwari and his mother was a religious woman. Since childhood Nanakdeo was always engrossed in worshipping God. He always preferred to be isolated and used to meditate. As a child, he was not so interested in studies or other activities.
His life was full of many amazing events. As he grew up, his father tried to involve him in various activities and responsibilities. But he never paid attention to any of them. After this, at the age of 18, his parents got him married to Sulkshana Devi. They had two children, Lakshmidaas and Shrichand. But the family bond could not keep him engrossed for a longer time. He renounced the world and left home.
Thereafter, he traveled the whole world preaching the religion. He worshipped God who has no form. He believed in simple living and hard work. He visited Baghdad, Bukhara and spread the teachings of his religion for many years. He then returned to India and settled down in Kartarpur village in the Gurdaspur district.
Guru Nanak gave the world the message of brotherhood and love. He believed that God is one and we all are his children. He did not believe in the caste system. He emphasized hard work, selfless love, and brotherhood. He told me to abandon jealousy and enmity. This humble and great saint passed away on 22nd September 1543. He was the first Guru of Sikhs. His teachings are noted down in the holy book, Guru Granth Saheb. People recite them and call it Guruwani.