Devotees flock to Gurudwara in Punjab, Haryana on Guru Nanak Dev’s birth anniversary


Thousands of devotees flocked to gurdwaras in Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana on Monday to commemorate the 554th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism.

Devotees gathered at the Golden Temple in Amritsar on Monday to commemorate Guru Nanak Dev’s 554th birth anniversary. (Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Devotees visited several Sikh temples to pay their respects, including Shri Harmandar Sahib (Golden Temple) in Amritsar, Sultanpur Lodhi in Kapurthala and Nada Sahib in Panchkula, Haryana.

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Long queues of people of different faiths were witnessed at gurdwaras in Amritsar, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Bathinda, Mohali, Anandpur Sahib and Patiala.

Akal Takht sitting next to Guru Granth Sahib (Sikh scripture) and Jalau (display of grandeur) in the sanctum sanctorum of the Golden Temple to commemorate Guru Nanak Dev’s 554th birth anniversary on Monday. Mr. Jathedar Giani Raghbir Singh. (Sameer Sehgal/HT)
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The Golden Temple and other gurudwaras in Amritsar were tastefully decorated as religious fervor characterized the Gurpurbh festival.

In Haryana, devotees flocked to gurdwaras in Panchkula, Kurukshetra, Ambala, Sirsa, Karnal, Yamunanagar and Sirsa.

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar (far-right) and Speaker Jan Chand Gupta (centre) at Nada Sahib Gurudwara in Panchkula on Monday. (Santo Arora/HT)

In Panchkula, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar paid homage at Nada Sahib Gurdwara.

In Chandigarh, too, people flocked to the gurudwara on this occasion. Governors and Chief Ministers of Punjab and Haryana extended greetings to the people on the occasion.



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