One of the great saint of medieval India and the founder of sikhism. Guru Nanak, the first sikh guru, was born on 15 April 1469 at a time when large swathes of north and central India were ruled by the Lodhi dynasty of the Delhi Sultanate. His birthplace is known as Nankana Sahib. It is near lahore in Pakistan. In 1485,his parents married him to sulakhni. Guru Nanak stressed on the importance of leading a simple life, avoiding idol worship treating men and women equally. He is said to have bodly declared that”there is no Hindu, nor any mussalman”,thus emphasizing the brotherhood of man and oneness of God. Guru Nanak’s founded three basis tenets of sikhism. There were Naam japna, Kirt karni, Vand chakna. The last is a particularly aspects of sikh community life and extends to sikh attitudes towards members of other faiths as well. After appointing Bhai Lehna as the next guru ( named Guru Angad), Guru Nanak left the world on 22nd September 1539.
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