Golden Temple illuminated on Guru Ram Das Gurpurb eve

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, November 1

Holiday today

  • The Punjab Government has announced a holiday in the district to mark the birth anniversary of fourth Sikh master Guru Ram Das. All government offices, boards and corporations and government educational institutes would remain closed.

On the eve of the birth anniversary of Guru Ram Das, founder of the holy city, the entire Golden Temple complex was decked up with rare varieties of flowers and illuminated on Sunday. Congratulating the Sikhs on the eve of Gurpurb, Gobind Singh Longowal, president of the SGPC, said the life of the fourth Sikh master was an inspiration to the entire humanity. He appealed to them to adopt the principles of service, ‘simran’, politeness and humility out of the life of the fourth master.

Devotees from Delhi and Mumbai brought different varieties of ornamental flowers to tastefully beautify the entire holy complex. About nine tonnes of flowers were used by about 120 people to beautify the sanctum sanctorum, Akal Takht and Parikrama.

Jalaun (a show of splendour), showcasing precious and historic artefacts, will be displayed at Harmandar Sahib, Akal Takht and Gurdwara Baba Atal Rai tomorrow.

Besides the historic gurdwaras, all those buildings which are under the control of the SGPC, will illuminate with lights. The SGPC illuminated not only historic Gurdwars for the occasion but also those buildings, which are under its control.

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