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How many Gurpurbs are there each year?

Sikhs celebrate the lives of ten Gurus. The most important are the birthday of Guru Nanak, the birthday of Guru Gobind Singh, the martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev and the martyrdom of Guru Teg Bahadur.

Is Guru Nanak a God?

No, like the other Gurus he was a human being and is never worshipped as a God, but he is held in great respect.

What other Sikh festivals are celebrated?

Diwali is celebrated by both Hindus and Sikhs. Sikhs give the festival a special meaning by celebrating the release of Guru Har Gobind from imprisonment at Gwalior Fort.

Vaisakhi is the Sikh New Year and the main Sikh festival. It is celebrated on 14th April each year.

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