Prayers, langars mark Guru Nanak b'day in Pb, Hry

Ebony Scott
November 5, 2017

The festival is celebrated every year on a full moon day in the month of Kartik.

Thousands of devotees thronged gurdwaras across Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh on Saturday morning to offer prayers on the occasion of "Gurpurab" - the birth anniversary of the first Sikh guru, Nanak Dev.

Soon after their arrival, the pilgrims left for the birthplace of Guru Nanak at Nankana Sahib. The first two days comprises of 48-hour-long reiterations of verses from the Guru Granth Sahib - the holy book of Sikhs and organising processions by singing and dancing to spread Guru Nanak's peace message. Punjab is the only area in the world with a majority Sikh population.

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It was reported by the media sources that the sangat will visit Gurdwara Panja Sahib (Hassan Abdal), Gurdwara Dehra Sahib (Lahore), Gurdwara Rori Sahib (Eminabad) and Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib (Narowal), before returning on November 11. He said minorities in Pakistan have complete freedom to practice their religion.

Summary: People also gathered at Gurdwara Singh Shaheedan in Sohana to pay their respects.

Programmes were being organised at Guru Nanak National High School by Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Fancy Bazar and Sikh Sangat of Greater Guwahati since Thursday.

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