Guru Nanak (1469-1539), the founder of Sikhism, endeavored through his teachings to rid both Hinduism and Islam of the superficialities in religious. His teachings made him equally revered by both the communities.
The four places most sacred to the Sikhs are: Amritsar, Taran Taran, Patna and Anandpur. This Sikh festival is celebrated there with great enthusiasm. For two days and nights preceding the festival, the Guru Granth Sahib (the holy book of the Sikhs) is read continuously from end to end. On the day of the festival, the Guru Granth Sahib is taken out in an impressive procession thought the streets. This festival is celebrated in the month of October/ November.