Thousands of Sikh devotees are taking part in 549th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak being held in Nankana Sahib on Saturday, November 04. The Guru Nanak Jayanti falls in the month of November on 4th day.
Guru Nanak Jayanti was also celebrated with pomp and gaiety followed by prayers which were led by Gyani Indrajeet Singh and Gyani Amarjeet Singh at the Gurudwara in Jorhat.
In a greeting message, Governor Dr Najma Heptulla said Guru Nanak Dev was a symbol of love, tolerance and compassion.
Guru Nanak was born in 1469 AD in a Kshatriya family in Rai Bhoi di Talwandi, now located in Lahore, Pakistan.
Gurupurab is a festival celebrated by the Sikh Community, to mark the birth anniversary of Sikh Guru. Guru Nanak was the first of the ten Sikh gurus and he laid the foundation of Sikhism.
In an over one-minute long video message, Modi said Guru Nanak undertook a 28,000-km journey on foot to spread the message of true humanity. The people beelined on both sides of the road to pay respect to Guru Granth Sahib. According to the beliefs of Sikh religion, it is believed that the spirit of Nanak Dev descended upon each of the nine subsequent Gurus. Gurdwaras across the city were decked up with lights and flowers.
The teachings and ideals of Guru Nanak are still relevant and will be in future too. Devotees sing devotional songs and hymns from Sikh scriptures during the grand procession. The celebration ends at 2 am with singing Gurbani.