Guru Nanak Dev Founding Figure

Guru nanak dev

Guru Nanak (Punjabi: ਗੁਰੂ ਨਾਨਕ; Hindi: गुरु नानक, Urdu: گرونانک [ˈɡʊɾu ˈnɑnək] Gurū Nānak) (15 April 1469 – 22 September 1539 at Talwandi (present-day Pakistan)) was the founder of the religion of Sikhism and the first of the ten Sikh Gurus. The Sikhs believe that all subsequent Gurus possessed Guru Nanak’s divinity and religious authority, and were named "Nanak" in the line of succession. Guru Nanak was born on 15 April/8 November 1469, now celebrated as Prakash Divas of Guru Nanak Dev, into a Hindu Khatri family in the village of Rāi Bhōi dī Talwandī, now called Nankana Sahib, near Lahore, Pakistan. Today, his birthplace is marked by Gurdwara Janam Asthan. Some are of the opinion that 20 October is his enlightenment day rather than his birthday. His father, Kalyan Chand Das Bedi, popularly shortened to Kalu Mehta, was the patwari (accountant) of crop revenue for the village of Talwandi in the employment of a Muslim landlord of that area, Rai Bular Bhatti. Guru Nanak’s mother was Tripta Devi and he had one elder sister, Bibi Nanaki who became a spiritual figure in her own right.

Personal details

Date of birth
April 15th, 1469
Date of death
September 22nd, 1539 at age of 70
Place of death
Kartarpur, Pakistan



Written work

1.Jap Ji

Editions Subjects Co-authors
2005. at New Delhi


1.Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Bidar

Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, a premier centre of technical education, was established in the academic year 1980-81 by the Prabandhak Committee Gurudwara, Sri Nanak Jhira Saheb, Bidar. The college is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education.
Located in Geolocation Founded Headquarters Official website
Bidar, India
Mailoor Road, 585 403 - Bidar, Karnataka

2.Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana

Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College is an engineering institution situated at Gill Park, Ludhiana, Punjab, India. It is one of the oldest engineering institutions in the northern region, established in 1956. Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College was established by the Nankana Sahib Education Trust [NSET]. NSET was founded in memory of the temple of Nankana Sahib, birthplace of Guru Nanak Dev ji.
Located in Geolocation Founded Headquarters Official website
Ludhiana, India
Gill Park, 141006 - Ludhiana, Punjab, India

3.Guru Nanak Dev University

Guru Nanak Dev University was established at Amritsar, India on November 24, 1969 to commemorate Guru Nanak Dev's birth quincentenary celebrations. Guru Nanak Dev University campus is spread over 500 acres near village of Kot Khalsa, nearly 8 km west of the Amritsar City on Amritsar - Lahore highway, next to Khalsa College, Amritsar. Recently, Guru Nanak Dev University has attained the highest status of University with Potential for Excellence by the University Grants Commission. G.N.D.U. is both a residential and an affiliating University. In conceiving the future course of the University, the objectives enshrined in the Act 1969, emphasized that the new university would make provision for imparting education and promoting research in the humanities, learned professions, sciences, especially of applied nature and technology. Studies and research on the life and teachings of Guru Nanak, in addition to working towards the promotion of Punjabi language and spreading education among educationally backward classes and communities were the other commitments.
Located in Geolocation Founded Headquarters Type Official website
Amritsar, India
Grand Trunk Rd, 143005 - Amritsar, Punjab, India
Public university

4.Guru Nanak Institute of Technology

Guru Nanak Institute of Technology is an engineering college located in West Bengal, India. The college was established in 2003 by the JIS Group, in Panihati, Sodpur, a suburb of Kolkata. The college is an AICTE-approved institution and is affiliated to West Bengal University of Technology.
Founded Headquarters Official website
157/F, Nilgunj Road, Panihati, 700 114 - Kolkata, West Bengal

5.Guru Nanak Khalsa College

Guru Nanak Khalsa College in South Central Mumbai was established in 1937 by Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee. It's located opposite to Don Bosco High School and a short distance from the Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute. The motto of Guru Nanak Khalsa College is, \The Essence of Wisdom is Service to Mankind". Famous Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar attended this school during his years of education.
Located in Geolocation Headquarters
Mumbai, India
124001 - Mumbai, Maharashtra

6.Gurunanak college

Gurunanak College is a college situated on the outskirts of Phagwara city in Punjab, India. It is near Sukhchaina Sahib Gurdwara. It is also affiliated to Guru Nanak Dev University Amritsar, and is one of the oldest colleges in Phagwara. This college offers post graduation courses in arts, commerce and I.T. Gurunanak College Kabaddi Team won the Sardar Grewal Memorial Cup in 2004.
Located in Headquarters Official website
Chennai, India
Velachery Road, 600042 - Chennai, Tamil Nadu

7.Sri Guru Nanak Dev Khalsa College

Sri Guru Nanak Dev Khalsa College is named after the first Guru of the Sikhs. The college is one of the constituent colleges of Delhi University and managed by the Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee. It imparts instruction up to post-graduate courses in Humanities and Commerce. Drawing inspiration from the teachings of the Sikh Gurus, the college helps its students to imbibe spiritual and moral values having universal acceptance. Originally known as Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa P. G. College for 32 years, it has now become a full-fledged morning college. The college is in Karol Bagh, one of the leading and business commercial centres of Asia. It is surrounded by corporate offices of major industrial giants, foreign banks, finance corporations, export houses, foreign exchange dealers and leading hotels in places like Rajindra Place, Connaught Place, Jhandewalan and Karol Bagh. This provides an excellent opportunity for student-industry interaction. Seminars and workshops are organised throughout the year. Prominent experts from academics, business and industry participate in these programmes. A special inter-college cultural festival is also held annually.
Located in Headquarters Official website
New Delhi, India
Dev Nagar, Karol Bagh, New Delhi


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