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Nanak

(1469—1539)


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(1469–1539),

Indian religious leader and founder of Sikhism; known as Guru Nanak. In 1499 he underwent a religious experience and became a wandering preacher. Not seeking to create a new religion, he preached that spiritual liberation could be achieved through meditating on the name of God. His teachings are contained in a number of hymns which form part of the Adi Granth.

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