Nanak was born in 1469 at Nankana in present Lahore (Pakistan). Nanak had travelled from Mecca to Baghdad in search of Truth. The theme of Nanak’s preaching is total submission to God discarding the complexities of religion. Nanak used to say that there is no separate existence of man as Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist or Jaina. In fact Nanak rejected both the Hindu and the Muslim conception of religion arid preached altogether a new religious concept in which devotionals was of supreme importance. It must, however, be remembered that Nanak during, his lifetime did not organize his followers into a separate religious sect. It was after his death that Nanak’s disciples emerged as an independent religious community and called themselves ‘Sikhs’, that is, disciples of the Guru (the Preceptor).