Last Updated on 1 October 2023 IST | Gandhi Jayanti 2023: Today through this blog light will be thrown on Mahatma Gandhi’s Jayanti and why he is considered to be the Father of the nation. Along with this, the blog will brief the readers about who is actually the Father of each and every soul present in all the universes. To know everything, just explore the blog completely.
Introduction About Gandhi Jayanti
Gandhi Jayanti is basically the birth anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi widely known as Mahatma Gandhi or Bapuji in remembrance of his vital endeavors in accomplishing India’s Independence. Mahatma Gandhi was born on 2nd October 1869 in Gujarat’s Porbandar and belonged to a merchant’s family.
He studied law from the University of London and went to South Africa to practise it at the age of 24. In 1915, at the age of 45, he came back to India and joined the Indian National Congress for attaining the nation’s freedom and soon became its president. There he commenced various peaceful protests and passive movements against the British administration which included the Non-Cooperation movement, Salt Satyagraha, Civil Disobedience movement, Quit India movement, etc.
‘Ek Tareekh, Ek Ghanta, Ek Saath’ Campaign by Modi
Modi made a call to citizens to take part in the cleanliness drive on 1 October at 10 am for 1 hour. He also said that to make Swatch Bharat is the responsibility of every citizen. He also emphasized it in the 105th episode of Mann ki Baat in which he encouraged everyone to be a part of this program throughout the country. The ‘Ek Tareekh, Ek Ghanta, Ek Saath’ Campaign is the special part of this Gandhi Jayanti this year. This initiative is a part of the 2023 ‘Swachhata Pakhwada- Swachhata Hi Seva’ campaign.
Since When Are We Celebrating Gandhi Jayanti?
The date on which Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated happens to be October 2nd annually which is also a national holiday featuring his struggle for the nation’s freedom and is also the prime reason why Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated every year. And this year Gandhi Jayanti 2023 is going to be the 153nd birthday of Mahatma Gandhi.
Gandhi Jayanti 2023 Celebrations
On this day (Gandhi Jayanti 2023), irrespective of religion, people remember his struggle and his peaceful methodology for the nation’s independence. People prefer to do the following on this day:-
- Various political leaders pay homage by visiting Raj Ghat in New Delhi.
- Sale of alcohol is prohibited on this day. While we are unaware of the fact that consumption of alcohol is against the constitution of God Kabir, hence prohibition of alcohol shouldn’t be limited to a single day. It should be banned for the welfare of the society.
- Students take part in Gandhi Jayanti essay and Gandhi Jayanti speech narration, Quiz competition, etc.
- This day is also celebrated as International Day of Non Violence around the globe.
Do We Adhere to Gandhi Ji’s Principles?
Gandhi Jayanti 2023: The real essence of this day is in understanding the true meaning of it and adhering to it. Today, no one seems to follow non-violence. There is chaos and violence everywhere. There can never be peace in this world because this world belongs to Kaal-Brahm (Satan) and he will never let peace prevail in this world.
Although our nation became independent 75 years ago, the soul of each and every living being is still entrapped here in the cycle of birth and death because Satan (Kaal Brahm) doesn’t let us know the methodology to attain ultimate peace through his acts of keeping us away from it like engaging us in fights over issues that are totally irrelevant, say fight between people of 2 religions, 2 sects.
Though Mahatma Gandhi is being referred to as the father of the nation, recognizing the one actual FATHER of every soul here (who in actuality completes the meaning of GOD IS ONE) who can liberate us from the ferocious cycle of birth and death is the true factual significance of this day.
Who Is the FATHER of Every Soul?
Though we cannot deny that everyone is living here with their beloved ones whom they call family and they have a father or a caretaker concerned for them. But the ONE who is nourishing everyone is the Creator of the entire universe and is the true father of the soul. The one who can take away all our sorrows and can satisfy all our essential necessities without even asking for it, He is none other than ’God’.
Only by Grace of that God, one can be absolutely satisfied with his life and can be entirely liberated from any sort of life-threatening disease. It is by God’s Grace only that a soul stays sheltered safely inside the mother’s womb where no one is there to help him out. Likewise, the same is revealed through Garibdasji’s God-given Verses:-
Mushkil mein aasan kiya tha, Kaha gayi wo Baatan|
Sat Sukrit ko bhuli gaya hai, Uncha Kiya na Hatha||
Do We Really Need to Find the True FATHER of Our Soul?
Yes, it is the need of the hour for each and every living being present in this universe. Like a father is an integral part of the family, who supports and takes care of the family in every ups and downs, in the same way, it is the foremost goal of a soul to identify its True Father, the Supreme God who makes sure that all its essential requirements are available for it in advance as told in Kabir Sahib’s Verses:-
Kabir, Kalpe karan kaun hai, Kar Sewa Nishkaam|
Mann iicha fal deunga, Jab Pade Mere se Kaam||
And by the grace of that God only, the trap of karmas and the hassle of birth and death into 84 lakh species of animals can finally conclude, thus liberating a soul to an eternal place Satyalok and attaining the Supreme God. On reaching Satyalok, a soul is free from diseases and bad deeds, thus becoming immortal. The same is depicted in Kabir Saheb’s Verses:-
Chal hansa Satyalok Humare, Chodo yeh sansara ho|
Iss sansar ka kaal hai raja, Karam ka jaal pasara ho||
Who Is the Supreme Father of the Universe?
In the present scenario, we see people in their respective religions worshiping Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh, Goddess Durga, and other deities along with some messengers of God, like Jesus, Mohammad, and Guru Nanak Dev Ji and perform various sorts of rituals. All these Gods, demigods, the messenger of God are themselves entrapped into the trap of karmas and the cycle of birth and death, hence they cannot give us anything except our destiny which is already ours. And mankind worships these due to grave ignorance or we can call it lack of TATVGYAN (True spiritual knowledge).
He is none other than Lord Kabir or Kabir Saheb who came into Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 600 years ago and appears by Himself (doesn’t take birth from a mother’s womb) onto this planet earth from Satyalok in all the four ages to impart the True spiritual Knowledge so as to ease the way of salvation for His pious souls i.e., for us. Accordingly the same is depicted in His Verses:-
Satyug mein Sat Sukrit Keh Tera, Treta Naam Muninder Mera|
Dwapar mein Karunamay Kahaya, Kalyug Naam Kabir Dharaya||
Sant Garibdas Ji (from Village Chhudani, District Jhajjar, Haryana) has also described in His God-given verses about the glory of Lord Kabir:-
Anant koti brahmand mein, Bandichhod Kahaye|
So To Ek Kabir hai, Janani Janay na May||
Lord Kabir Is the FATHER of Every Soul
He is the Supreme Power who is imperishable and by His Grace only the aggravation of birth and death can finally end and one’s soul can happily move to its native place Satyalok and never come back. He is the FATHER of all the Souls ranging from the smallest animal to the human being, who is fostering everyone everywhere.
He is the one who has been germinating the seed of worship in His keen and passionate souls since ages and is Himself encouraging everyone to follow the right path of worship. And now when the prime time of attaining salvation has come He has facilitated us with the comfort to achieve salvation with ease through His Truly Enlightened Saint. The same is being told in God-given Garibdass Ji’s and Daduji’s verses respectively:-
SatKabir Naam Karta ka, Kalp kare dil dewa|
Sumiran kare Surti Se Lape, Pawe Hari Pad Bheva||
Kabir Karta Aap hai, Duja naa koye|
Dadu puran jagat ko, Bhakti Dridavat Soye||
Lord Kabir is the one and only Omnipotent, Omnipresent, and Omniscient Supreme Power who is referred to in all the Holy Scriptures. Some of these are mentioned below:-
- In Holy RigVeda, Mandal no 9: Sukt 1 Mantra 1-9, Sukt 20 Mantra 1, Sukt 82 Mantra 1-2, Sukt 86 Mantra 26-27, Sukt 94 Mantra 1, Sukt 96 Mantra 16-20 and in Holy YajurVeda in Chapter 29 Verse 25 and in various other verses, Lord Kabir is mentioned as Kavir Dev.
- In Holy Shrimad Bhagwad Geeta, chapter 8 Verse 3, 8-10, chapter 15 verses 4, 17 and chapter 18 verse 62,64,66, Lord Kabir is mentioned as Param Akshar Purush.
The Scripture-based worship (mentioned in chapter 17 verse 23 of Holy Geeta ji) for attaining Supreme God, (which is also the aim of a human being) is being given by a Tatvdarshi Sant (Truly Enlightened Saint who is the sole representative of God Kabir) as mentioned in Holy Shrimad Bhagwad Geeta’s chapter 4 verse 34 and is also mentioned in Holy YajurVeda chapter 40 mantra 10.
Who Is the Truly Enlightened SAGE (Tatvadarshi Saint)?
A Tatvdarshi Sant is the one who can explain the meaning of chapter 15 verse 1-4 from Holy Shrimad Bhagwad Geeta Ji in accordance with the creation of the universe. And currently Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj is the only one who is successful in explaining the same to us and is also the one who is giving us the true path of worship as mentioned in our Holy scriptures.
Amongst all the saints around, He is the right one as revealed through the Holy Scriptures. And it has been observed that through the path of worship enlightened by Him, He is giving benefits to His devotees that were earlier just written in the Holy books like extending the life span, curing any life threatening disease. Now His devotees are experiencing these miracles and it has been proven that God Kabir favors His righteous soul who does His worship and abides by Him. The path of Truth and honesty favored by Mahatma Gandhi ji is being successfully implemented by Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj through His True Spiritual Sermons and worship. Lord Kabir Ji says:-
Satsang ki aadhi ghadi, Tapp k varsh hazar|
To bhi barabar hai nahi, Kahe Kabir Vichar||
In a world full of uncertainties, on seeing above said proofs, a pious soul should not waste his time in identifying the True FATHER of his soul and take refuge under Sant Rampal Ji Maharaj to allow Him to be the sole Protector of your soul in all your hardships.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Gandhi Jayanti
Ans. The date on which Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated happens to be October 2nd annually which is also a national holiday featuring his struggle for the nation’s freedom.
Ans. Gandhi Jayanti is the birth anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi widely known as Mahatma. It is celebrated in Gandhi’s remembrance for his vital endeavors in accomplishing India’s Independence.
Ans: Gandhi Ji is well known for his principle of non-violence, truth, Sarvodaya and Satyagraha, those constitute Gandhian philosophy and are the four pillars of Gandhian thought.