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Prayers mark Gurpurb celebrations in dist
Devotees light candles at a gurdwara in Hazura Kapura Colony in Bathinda on Tuesday. Photo: Vijay Vumar
Guru’s 550th birth anniversary

Prayers mark Gurpurb celebrations in dist

Large number of devotees pay obeisance at gurdwaras | Social outfits hold langars at various places13 Nov 2019 | 6:59 AM

BATHINDA: The 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev was celebrated with religious fervour and zeal in the district on Tuesday. Thousands of devotees thronged gurdwaras, including Gurdwara Qila Mubarak, to pay obeisance on Gurpurb. Prayers and shabad kirtan were performed at the gurdwaras.

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Tribune News Service

Bathinda, November 12

The 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev was celebrated with religious fervour and zeal in the district on Tuesday.

Thousands of devotees thronged gurdwaras, including Gurdwara Qila Mubarak, to pay obeisance on Gurpurb. Prayers and shabad kirtan were performed at the gurdwaras.

A large number of private and social organisations also organised langars at various places.

Sikh bodies organised religious programmes in gurdwaras to mark the occasion. Residents lit candles and decorated their houses with lights.

Sikh devotees recited poems, speeches and sakhis that focused on the teachings of universal brotherhood.

They also laid emphasis on embarking the path shown by the Guru for a better living.

Religious leaders urged the people to follow the teachings of Guru Nanak Dev and uphold the traditions of communal amity and brotherhood.

They added that Guru Nanak Dev cared for society and truly wanted to reform it. His teachings will remain relevant forever.

Meanwhile, movement of vehicles in city went haywire before noon as hundreds of people left their homes for gurdwaras. Vehicles moved at a snail’s pace outside the Gurdwara Qila Mubarak.

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