Sikh devotees participated in Nagar Kirtan at Harmandir Sahib ahead of the birth anniversary of the tenth Sikh leader Guru Gobind Singh
On the occasion of the 365th birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh, the 10th Sikh guru, tens of thousands of devotees on Thursday visited the holiest of Sikh shrines, Harmandir Sahib, popularly known as the Golden Temple in Amritsar to pay their tributes.
Although braving chill, the Golden Temple was decked up in festive spirit while thousands of devotees turned up to offer prayers at the shrine and took a dip in the Holy Sarovar at Golden Temple since early morning.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to Guru Gobind Singh. PM Modi tweeted, ” On the sacred occasion of his Parkash Purab, I bow to Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji and recall his contribution towards serving humanity. His unparalleled courage will continue to motivate people for years to come.” PM Modi also posted a previous clip of his speech lauding the guru.
On the sacred occasion of his Parkash Purab, I bow to Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji and recall his contribution towards serving humanity. His unparalleled courage will continue to motivate people for years to come. pic.twitter.com/ijuOJSSd4s
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 29, 2022
The Sikh devotees participated in Nagar Kirtan at Harmandir Sahib ahead of the birth anniversary of the tenth Sikh leader Guru Gobind Singh. Elsewhere in Punjab, people thronged various shrines in Amritsar, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Patiala, and other towns. The festival spirit could also be seen in Chandigarh and towns and cities in Haryana.
Earlier this year, the Prime Minister had declared that December 26 should henceforth be declared as “Veer Baal Diwas” to pay homage to the courage of the ‘Sahibzades‘, the four sons of Guru Gobind Singh. While all four sons of Guru Gobind Singh were martyred, the date has been chosen as it was the day observed as the martyrdom day of the ‘Sahibzadas’ — Zorawar Singh and Fateh Singh, who were killed at the young age of six and nine in Sirhind (Punjab) by Mughal forces.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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