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Guru Nanak

Sikh Guru
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Residence: Nankana Sahib
Country: Indian
BirthDay: 15 April 1469
Sigh: Taurus
Died On: September 22, 1539
BIOGRAPHY

Guru Nanak was bornon 15 April 1469 in Nankana Sahib, Indian, is Sikh Guru. Guru Nanak was an Indian saint who founded Sikhism and became the first of the Sikh Gurus. A visionary and a great soul, he was an original spiritual thinker. His religious ideas draw on both Hindu and Islamic thoughts, but are also unique in their own right. Born into a Hindu family in 15th century India, he started displaying signs of his greatness early on in childhood. Even as a boy he used to spend long hours in meditation and was deeply spiritual. He questioned the meaningless rituals his family performed in the name of religion and refused to participate in them. His radical spirituality shocked his parents and they tried to involve him in worldly matters. The kind-hearted young boy distributed his father’s money to the poor and needy thus greatly angering his pragmatic father who hoped that his son would one day become a businessman. Even an arranged marriage at an early age did not prevent Nanak from venturing further on the spiritual path. Eventually he went on to found Sikhism, a monotheistic religion that advocates the concept of the oneness of God. He traveled far and wide, mostly on foot, spreading the message of oneness of God who dwells in all living beings.

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1539

He died on 22 September 1539 in Kartarpur, at the age of 70

1487

Guru Nanak married Sulakkhani, daughter of Mūl Chand and Chando Rāṇī, on 24 September 1487

1469

Guru Nanak was born on 15 April 1469, in Rāi Bhoi Kī Talvaṇḍī (present day Nankana Sahib, Punjab, Pakistan) near Lahore, into a Hindu family

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