Braving the early morning chill, scores of devotees thronged gurdwaras across Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh to offer prayers on the occasion of "Guru Purab", the birth anniversary of the first Sikh guru, Nanak Dev.
Guru Nanak's birthday is celebrated on full moon day of Kartik month or Kartik Poornima.
Governor Shri Om Prakash Kohli has extended greetings to the people of the state on the occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti. "Pakistan is the land of Sikh Gurus and Sikhs love this land".
Guru Nanak was born in 1469 AD in a Kshatriya family in Rai Bhoi di Talwandi, now located in Lahore, Pakistan. On this day Sikh community people share happiness, candies to their loved one.
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Guru Nanak Jayanti is a very important day for the Sikh community.
Programmes were being organised at Guru Nanak National High School by Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Fancy Bazar and Sikh Sangat of Greater Guwahati since Thursday. Gurdwaras across the city were decked up with lights and flowers. Guru Nanak Dev Ji taught every person should be treated equally as Waheguru (God) created everyone and present in every soul.
Addressing the main ceremony at Guru Nanak Janam Asthan, Evacuee Trust Property Board Chairman Siddiqul Farooq said that founder of Sikh religion gave message of peace. The morning part also includes singing hymns, a Katha session and ends with a Kirtan. This is followed by organising "langar", a community lunch.