Nepalese Coins and Stamps to Celebrate Guru Nanak's Birth Anniversary

2019-07-16 Tue

According to a media report, the Nepal Government would be releasing three coins and a postage stamp to celebrate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev. The commemorative coins would bear denominations such as Rs 100, Rs 1000 and Rs 2500. Nepal has a limited Sikh population that would be observing various functions and celebrations dedicated to their revered religious Guru.

As per the sources, Guru Nanak Dev had stayed in Kathmandu once when he was coming back from Tibet. It is believed that he was awarded almost 200 acres of land by the King who ruled the region in those days. Gurdwara Nanak Math was built here and there are plans to renovate the same as per the report. Born on 29th November 1469, Guru Nanak founded Sikhism and was the first of the ten Sikh Gurus. He travelled extensively to teach about the concept of one God who resides in all his creations. His ideas were based on equality, fraternal love, goodness, and virtue. Guru Nanak's words are turned into 974 poetic hymns in the Guru Granth Sahib which is the holy text of Sikhism.

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