Guru Nanak Jayanti celebrated with religious fervour


"Although Guru Nanak Dev's Gurpurab is a day to celebrate and enjoy, we must introspect and ask ourselves that how much of Guru Nanak's principles and teachings we have adopted in our lives", he said. The day marks the birth of the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak Dev.

Guru Nanak Jayanti or Guruparb is being celebrated across the country today.

Sikhs across Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday celebrated Gurpurab, the birthday of Guru Nanak Dev. 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.

Tight security arrangements were made around all leading Sikh shrines in Punjab.

The ETPB chief further said that more residential rooms will be built in gurdwaras.

The main function will be held at Nankana Sahib on November 4.

He said that minorities are free to perform their religious worship and welfare of minorities including the Sikhs community is part of government priorities. The festivities in the Sikh religion revolve around the anniversaries of the 10 Sikh Gurus.

Like every year, pilgrims performing their sacred rituals will leave for Punja Sahib, Hassanabdal on Sunday.

Summary: People also gathered at Gurdwara Singh Shaheedan in Sohana to pay their respects. After that, the devotees will leave for Punja Sahib and return to Lahore on November 9.