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Festivities, prayers mark Gurpurab in Punjab

A Sikh priest sits behind the Guru Granth Sahib (the Sikh holy book) as a 'jalao', a show of Sikhism's symbolic items, is displayed inside their holiest shrine inside the Golden Temple in Amritsar.

A Sikh priest sits behind the Guru Granth Sahib (the Sikh holy book) as a 'jalao', a show of Sikhism's symbolic items, is displayed inside their holiest shrine inside the Golden Temple in Amritsar, today, on the occasion of Gurpurab. (Source: Express Photo by Rana Simranjit Singh)

This day marks the significance of the birth of the first Sikh Guru – Guru Nanak. (Source: Express Photo by Rana Simranjit Singh)

The Sikh priests stand and pay respect to the holy book of the Sikhs. (Source: Express Photo by Rana Simranjit Singh)

Seen here, Golden Temple as illuminated on the eve of Gurpurab. (Source: PTI)

A view of the Golden Temple as devotees gather to offer prayers on the occasion Guru Nanak Dev Jayanti in Amritsar. (Source: PTI)

President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi during Gurbani Recital on the occasion of his 46th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Devji at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. (Source: PTI)

President Pranab Mukherjee during Gurbani Recital at Rashtrapati Bhavan. (Source: PTI)

Devotees wait in queue to offer prayers at the Golden Temple on the occasion of Guru Nanak Dev Jayanti in Amritsar. (Source: PTI)

Sikh devotees offer special prayers during the Guru Nanak Dev Jayanti celebrations at Chatipadshahi Gurduwara in Srinagar. (Source: PTI)

A Sikh devotee takes holy dip in the sarover on the occasion of Guru Nanak Dev Jayanti at Golden temple. (Source: PTI)

Devotees having 'Langar' on the occassion of Guru Nanak Dev Jayanti in Lucknow. (Source: PTI)

Visitors taking selfie at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib on the occassion of Guru Nanak's birth anniversary, in New Delhi on Nov 6th 2014. (Source: Express photo by Ravi Kanojia)

Thousands of Sikh devotees living in Delhi thronged at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib to remember and pay homage to their gurus. (Source: Express photo by Ravi Kanojia)

Guru Nanak Jayanti is being celebrated all over the world on 6th November to mark the 546th birth anniversary of the first Sikh Guru. (Source: Express photo by Ravi Kanojia)

At the Gurudwara, Akhand Path was performed on the occasion. (Source: Express photo by Ravi Kanojia)

Guru Nanak Jayanti, also known as Guru Nanak's Prakash Utsav and Guru Nanak Gurpurab, is celebrated in the month of Kartikh (November) as per the Hindu calendar. (Source: Express photo by Ravi Kanojia)