Thousands gather in Pakistan to celebrate first Sikh guru's birth anniversary

Thousands gather in Pakistan to celebrate first Sikh guru's birth anniversary

Over 2,600 Sikh pilgrims had left for Pakistan to attend the birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev at the Gurdwara Nankana Sahib in Hasanabdal town in Pakistan, Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) officials said. This year the occasion will be commemorated on November 4 and is a gazetted holiday in India. It is considered as the most sacred day in Sikhism.

President Donald Trump has extended warm wishes to Sikhs on the occasion of the 548th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Devji, the founder and first Guru of Sikhism.

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In an over one-minute long video message, Modi said Guru Nanak undertook a 28,000-km journey on foot to spread the message of true humanity. Baba Guru Nanak Dev, the first guru of Sikhs, holds the highest position among the 10 gurus worshipped by the community. Carrying the Palanquin of the holy book Guru Granth Sahib and the Nishan Sahib, which is the Sikh flag, the Panj Pyaras lead this procession. Gurudwaras are decorated with flowers and lights. Guru Nanak enlightened the entire world with his deep and philosophical religious teachings; this is the reason this day is also celebrated as "Prakash Utsav". The morning part also includes singing hymns, a Katha session and ends with a Kirtan. Also in this post we have shared lovely pics and images of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. This is followed by organising "langar", a community lunch.