‘Beautiful’: Video of Shabad kirtan celebrating 550 Gurpurab on Great Wall of China goes viralhttps://indianexpress.com/article/trending/viral-videos-trending/video-of-shabad-kirtan-celebrating-550-gurpurab-on-great-wall-of-china-goes-viral-6111385/

‘Beautiful’: Video of Shabad kirtan celebrating 550 Gurpurab on Great Wall of China goes viral

Twitter user @PedestrianPoet, who was in Beijing recently, witnessed the performance and recorded the event. In the video, many Chinese nationals also seen gathering around to listen to the group.

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Sitting on the floor of the historical monument, devotees sang hymns.

As Sikhs around the world began festivities on the occasion of the 550th birth anniversary of founder Guru Nanak Dev on November 12, a video of devotees singing hymns on the Great Wall of China is going viral.

In the video that is being circulated on social media, a group of devotees are seen sitting on the historic wall and singing religious hymns.

Twitter user @PedestrianPoet, who was in Beijing recently, witnessed the performance and recorded the event. In the video, many Chinese nationals also seen gathering around to listen to the group.

Sharing the video online, the Twitter user wrote, “I was in Beijing for this Gurpurab, and had the incredible luck of experiencing this! Shabad kirtan on the Great Wall of China! That’s ONE way of getting over the homesickness haha.”

The unique video moved people, who were happy to see the celebrations in China. However, when many complained that the soulful gurbani ended far too quickly.

This year is also significant as for the first time, the Kartarpur Corridor a religious stretch between Dera Baba Sahib in India and Gurudwara Shri Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan will be open for Sikh pilgrims to freely visit the shrine.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday flagged off the first batch of more than 550 Indian pilgrims, including former prime minister Manmohan Singh and Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh. They will travel to the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan’s Punjab province through the Kartarpur Corridor, which is being thrown open to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.