Guru Nanak Jayanti today

Francis Osborne
November 5, 2017

On this day Sikh community people share happiness, candies to their loved one.

"On Guru Nanak Jayanti we bow to the venerable Sri Guru Nanak Devji and recall his noble thoughts", Modi tweeted.

Before heading out on the pilgrimage, the pilgrims offered prayers at the Golden Temple, Sikhism's holiest shrine.

Over 2,600 Sikh pilgrims had left for Pakistan to attend the birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev at the Gurdwara Nankana Sahib in Hasanabdal town in Pakistan, Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) officials said. Guru Nanak birth anniversary celebrations glorify the doctrines of Sikhism. Send Guru Nanak Jayanthi Pics, Photos on this occasion.

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This year will mark the 548th birthday of Guru Nanak.

The main function was held at Gurdwara Chatipadshahi in Rainawari area in downtown Srinagar Gurdwara at Amira Kadal and Jawahar Nagar also witnessed heavy rush of devotees. Devotees sing devotional songs and hymns from Sikh scriptures during the grand procession. Special community lunch, called the langar, are also organized at the gurdwaras.

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and his Haryana counterpart Manohar Lal Khattar extended greetings to people. "Although Guru Nanak Dev's Gurpurab is a day to celebrate and enjoy, we must introspect and ask ourselves that how much of Guru Nanak's principles and teachings we have adopted in our lives", he said. According to the beliefs of Sikh religion, it is believed that the spirit of Nanak Dev descended upon each of the nine subsequent Gurus.

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