Guru Nanak birth anniversary celebrated with fervour

Guru Nanak birth anniversary celebrated with fervour


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)


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)


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


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)


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)


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


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)


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)


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)