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Welcome to Government of Bihar's official website to commemorate the 350th birth anniversary of the Warrior-Saint Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji.

'Prakash Parv' or 'Prakash Utsav' is one of the most widely celebrated occassions of the Sikh community. It is calculated according to the Nanakshahi Sikhism calendar and is variably celebrated every year. The year 2017 commemorates the 350th birth anniversary of the 10th Sikh Guru, Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the creator of the gracious “Khalsa”. The event will be celebrated with grandeur befitting the occasion and is expected to be attended by lakhs of Sikh devotees from around the world, at Patna, Bihar from 30th December, 2016 to 8th January, 2017.


About Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji

The valiant son of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji, the tenth and the last living Sikh guru, Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji was born on Poh Sudi 7th, 23rd Poh 1723 Bikrami Samvat (22nd December 1666) at Patna in Bihar.

He was a spiritual master, warrior, poet and philosopher. He created the gracious “Khalsa”, introduced the Five Ks, the five articles of faith that Khalsa Sikhs wear at all times, continued the formalisation of the religion and made the scripture the Guru Granth Sahib as Sikhism's eternal Guru.

About Bihar

Blissful Bihar offers a unique confluence of religion, spirituality, history and nature to the travellers.

Undertake an adventurous journey at the Valmiki Tiger Reserve or spot the Gangetic dolphins at the Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary.

Indulge your taste buds with some delectable 'Litti Chokha', purchase beautiful Madhubani painitngs and spend a starry evening at the Indira Gandhi Planetarium.

Nearby Getaways

The state has the distinction of being one of the few states in India which is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The Mahabodhi Temple and the Ruins of Nalanda University are each within driving distance of Patna.

Step into the glorius past and re-visit the history of Bihar over a weekend getaway.​