Thursday, April 13, 2017

15 April - Day in History of India and Importance

April - Day in India History - Schedule

Himachal Day

1469 - Birthday  of Gurunanak Dev. First Guru of Sikhs (Wikipedia entry)
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1658 - Raja Jaswant Singh was defeated by Aurangjeb.

1895 - Bal Gangadhar Tilak started Shivaji Mahotsav at Raigad.

1948 - Himachal Pradesh was created

1994 - India signed GATT agreement,


Guru Nanak (1469)

Nanak was born on 15 April 1469 at Rāi Bhoi Kī Talvaṇḍī (present day Nankana Sahib, Punjab, Pakistan) near Lahore. His parents were Kalyan Chand Das Bedi and Mata Tripta. His father was the local patwari (accountant) for crop revenue in the village of Talwandi. His parents were both Hindus and belonged to the merchant caste.

 In 1485 he took up the appointment of an official in charge of the stores of Daulat Khan Lodhi, the Muslim ruler of the area at Sultanpur. There  he came into contact with Mardana, a Muslim minstrel (Mirasi) who was senior in age.

By all accounts, 1496 was the year of his enlightenment when he started on his mission. His first statement after his prophetic communion with God was "There is no Hindu, nor any Mussalman."

He spent twenty five years of his life preaching from place to place. Many of his hymns were composed during this period.

Guru Arjan Dev (1563)

1919 - Air Chief Marshal Arjan Singh

Arjan Singh was born on 15 April 1919, in Lyalpur.

1963 - Manoj Prabhakar

April - Day in India History - Schedule

Updated  15 April 2017, 9 April 2017

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