Nation celebrates Guru Gobind Singh’s ‘Prakash Purb’

Thousands of devotees paid obeisance at gurdwaras across the country on Wednesday to commemorate the 354th birth anniversary of the 10th Sikh Guru Gobind Singh.

Guru Gobind Singh (1666-1708) founded the ‘Khalsa Panth’, one of several Dharmic panths that have flowered in the land of Bharat, at Anandpur Sahib in 1699.

Gurbani being recited by Granthis at Gurdwara Bangla Sahib on opening of religious places in New Delhi.

Religious fervour was quite evident at ‘Harmandar Sahib’, the holiest of Sikh shrines also known as Golden Temple, in Amritsar in Punjab and other historic gurdwaras across the region as devotees began to assemble since early morning hours to offer prayers and listen to the ‘kirtan’ or hymns set to music.

A heavy rush of devotees was also seen at Takht Kesgarh Sahib gurdwara in Anandpur Sahib town, since early morning. Religious processions were taken out at various places on the eve of the Guru’s birth anniversary.

Punjab Governor VP Singh Badnore and Chief Minister Amarinder Singh greeted people on the occasion. PM Modi and President Ram Nath Govind also shared their wishes with their countrymen.

(With IANS inputs)


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