Short Paragraph on Guru Nanak Dev Ji
Guru Nanak Dev JI is a world famous prophet. He was the founder Sikh religion. He was born in 1469 at Talwandi known as Nankana Sahib now in Pakistan. A big fair is held there every year on his birthday.
At an early age, Nanak was sent to a village school. He gave proof of his intelligence even at his age. He soon gave up his studies. Mehta Kalu was his father. Nanak was employed. But out of a small salary he received, he kept only a small portion for his own needs. The rest he gave away to the poor. He spent most of the time in meditation.
His teachings were simple. He wanted to unite the Hindus and the Muslims. He gave the people a lesson of brotherhood. He believed in one God and did not believe in caste and creed. His religion became very popular in Punjab. Thousands of people became his followers. They are called the Sikhs.
Accompanied by his faithful disciple, Bala and Mardana, the holy Guru went from one city to the other. He also went to Mecca and preached the doctrine of love.
He also composed many songs in praise of God. They were later on collected in a book called the Guru Granth Sahib. It has become the holy book of the Sikhs. It is written in Punjabi language.
In 1539, the Great Guru died.
– Paridhi Khanna