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India celebrates Gurpurab

In Delhi, large number of devotees have been visiting Gurudwara Nanak Piao Sahib, Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib, Gurudwara Rakab Ganj Sahib, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib and Gurudwara Moti Bagh Sahib.

The country celebrates Gurpurab with early morning processions and chanting hymns, as the Sikh community celebrates the 547th birth anniversary of its founder and first of its 10 sacred gurus, Guru Nanak Dev ji.

Across the world the festive is celebrated with much traditional religious fervor and at many places abroad. It is believed that Guru Nanak was born in the year 1469, into a Bedi Kshatriya family in Rai Bhoi di Talwandi village, which is today in Pakistan’s Shekhupura district. Many followers have reached Nankana Sahib in Pakistan from across the world to offer prayers to Guru Nanak Dev ji.

President Mukherjee wished the country on the occasion with a series of tweets.

While PM Modi also expressed his good wishes on the occassion and went on to praise Guru Nanak Dev ji in Punjabi.

In India, usually, about two days before Guru Nanak Jayanti, Akhand Paath is conducted in gurdwaras, during which the Guru Granth Sahib is read non-stop for 48 hours. The followers of Guru Nanak set up ‘chabeel’ or stalls on the streets and offer sweetened milk to people. The festival of Gurupurab is all about serving and contributing to the society.

Akhand Path Bhog of Sri Guru Granth Sahib was performed today in various Gurdwaras and Gurbani recitation is going on since early morning. Even President of India has arranged for Gurbani recitation in Rahstrapati Bhavan.  Thousands of devotees have gathered at historical gurdwaras related to gurus memories since last night.

Devotees are attending the Gurudwaras to pay obeisance and are also taking bath in Pavitar Sarovars. One of the biggest celebration continues in Harmandir Sahib,Golden Temple in Amritsar. In  Delhi, large number of devotees have been visiting Gurudwara Nanak Piao Sahib, Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib, Gurudwara Rakab Ganj Sahib, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib and Gurudwara Moti Bagh Sahib.

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