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Guru Nanak birth anniversary celebrated with fervour

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Thousands of devotees thronged gurudwaras across the country on the occasion of Gurupurab,marking the 545th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev,the founder of Sikhism. (IE Photo: Javed Raja)

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Devotees in large numbers thronged the the Harmandar Sahib (Golden Temple) in Amritsar and other gurudwaras decked up for the occasion since early morning to pay obeisance. (IE Photo: Javed Raja)

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Nagar kirtans were taken out in various towns yesterday,led by the Panj Pyaras (the five beloved ones). (IE Photo: Javed Raja)

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In Punjab,Sikhs and devotees from other faiths thronged gurdwaras in Patiala,Jalandhar,Pathankot,Gurdaspur,Bathinda,Moga,Anandpur Sahib,Phagwara,Ferozepur,Ropar,Mohali among other places.
Devotees throng Amritsar's Golden Temple on Gurupurab. (PTI)

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Devotees paid obeisance in gurdwaras in Ambala,Kurukshetra,Karnal and Sirsa of Haryana bearing a festive look on Gurpurab,one of the most sacred festivals in Sikhism. (PTI)

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The 'Gatka' teams also displayed their swordsmanship through different martial arts and at mock battles using traditional weapons. (IE Photo: Javed Raja)

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Meanwhile,a large number of Sikh devotees from India and various other countries have arrived in Pakistan to celebrate the 545th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev. (IE Photo: Rana Simranjit Singh)

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Nankana Sahib,the birthplace of the first Sikh Guru,situated in Pakistan's Punjab province,is of prime importance to the Sikh community. Guru Nanak Dev was born there in 1469. (IE Photo: Rana Simranjit Singh)

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He said that on November 21,the Sikh pilgrims would board a special pilgrimage train to visit Gurdwara Dera Sahib in Lahore and from there they would return to India on November 24. (IE Photo: Rana Simranjit Singh)