Gurupurab celebrated with religious fervor

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Amid chill, Gurpurab, birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Sing Ji founder of  Khalsa Panth and 10th Sikh Guru was celebrated with religious fervor across Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.

Thousands of Sikhs from across Kashmir visited the Gurdwara to join special prayers. The main function was held at Gurdwara Chatipadshahi at Rainawari in Srinagar. People belonging to the Sikh community, attired in colourful dresses, paid obeisance at Gurdwaras. The main function was held at Gurdwara Chatipadshahi in old city’s Rainawari area while as the Amira Kadal Gurdwara also witnessed heavy rush of devotees.

Similar celebrations were also held in other local Gurdwaras including Jawahar Nagar, Allochibagh, Barzulla, Tral, Rangreth, Pattan and Baramulla and others. The

Gurdwaras were beautifully decorated to mark the occasion. Many religious and social organizations had arranged ‘langars’ for the devotees at these Gurdwaras.

Meanwhile, ALL Parties Sikh Coordination Committee on the eve of birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Sing greeted  the whole Sikh community especially the Sikhs of J&K. Despite the severe cold, Sikhs visted the gurudwaras, organized langar and on this occasion the Shabad Kertan was recited.

APSCC  chairman Jagmohan singh Raina, on the birth anniversary of Guruji,  said that we should follow the foot prints of Guru ji and learn from his sacrifices which he made for the well being of humanity, with respect to all communities. He adorned the Sikhs with  the five K’s and transformed them into  a martial community for the protection of humanity without any bias of cast, creed or religion.

He sacrificed his whole family in the fight against injustice including his children, mother and father for the cause of peace , prosperity and humanity.

On the occasion of Gurupurab, APSCC also prayed for peace and prosperity of J&K state.

Born on December 22, 1666, at Patna Bihar, Guru Gobind Singh a warrior, poet, and philosopher. He succeeded his father Guru Tegh Bahadur as the leader of Sikhs at the young age of nine. He contributed much to Sikhism; notable was his contribution to the continual formalization of the faith which Guru Nanak had founded, as a religion, in the 15th century. Guru Gobind Singh, the last of the living Sikh Gurus, initiated the Sikh Khalsa in 1699, passing the Guruship of the Sikhs to the eleventh Guru of the Sikhs, the Guru Granth Sahib.

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