Born at :Rai -Bhoi- Talwandi ,now called Nankana Sahib
Father's Name :Mehta Kalyan Das ,also known as Mehta Kalu Ji
Mother's Name :Mata Tripta Ji
Bani's :947 hymns comprising Japii Sahaib ,Asa -Di -Var ,Bara-
Mah,Sidh -Ghost ,Onkar (Dakhani )
Joti Jot :8Asu ,September 22,1539
Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji was an extra -ordinary and different child in many ways .God provided him with contemplative mind and rational thinking .He was married to Mata Sulakhni Ji ,who gave birth to two sons :Baba Shri Chand Ji and Baba Lakhmi Das Ji .Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji decided to proceed on four long tours (known as Char Udasis ) covering different religious places in India and abroad .The real aim of the tour was awakening the people to realize the truth about God and to introduce Sikhism .
Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji emphasized on leading of the householder's life (Grista ),unattached to gross materialism .The service of mankind ,kirtan ,satsang and faith in one Omnipotent -God are the basic concepts of Sikhism ,established by Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji .He preached a new idea of God as supreme ,Universal ,All powerful and truthful .As a social reformer Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji upheld the cause of women , downtrodden and the poor .He was a reformer as well as a revolutionary .
Gurudwara Nnakana Sahib
Nankana Sahib is a holy place where the founder of Sikh religion ,the dispeller of darkness ,the most enlightened global Guru Guru Nanak Dev Ji was born to Mata Tripta Ji and Mehta Kalu Ji on April 15 ,1469.
The township of Nankana Sahib was earlier known as Raipur and later as Rai-Bhoi -di -Talwandi but after the birth of Guru Nanak ,it began to be known as Nankain Sahib /Nankana Sahib .It is situated (77km) on the west from Lahore (Pakistan ).