Nagar kirtan marks Parkash Purb celebrations in Amritsar

Birth anniversary of Guru Ramdas

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, October 21

On the eve of the 487th Parkash Purb of Guru Ramdas, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), carried out a nagar kirtan from Akal Takht on Thursday.

The nagar kirtan began with ardas amid the resonance of nagaras, jaikaras and narsinghas (a traditional trumpet). The holy saroop of Guru Granth Sahib was enshrined in palki sahib (palanquin).

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A large number of devotees took part in the nagar kirtan, which passed through various parts of the walled city.

A guard of honour was presented by the Punjab Police outside the Golden Temple complex. Flowers were also showered by an aircraft.

The devotees paid homage to Guru Ramdas by serving langar at various spots on the road connecting the old gates of Amritsar city.

SGPC chief Bibi Jagir Kaur greeted the devotees and said, “The life of Guru Ramdas is a guide for humanity and his contribution to Sikhism is incomparable.”

She said the Golden Temple has become a centre of attraction for the entire world. The SGPC chief called for taking inspirations from the teachings of the fourth Guru and inculcate the sense of humility, service and remembering ‘karta purakh’ in life.

Giani Jagtar Singh, additional head granthi Golden Temple, SGPC general secretary advocate Bhagwant Singh Sialka, former Jathedar of Akal Takht Giani Gurbachan Singh, Giani Jaswant Singh, head granthi Bhai Malkit Singh, SGPC members Bhai Rajinder Singh Mehta, Bawa Singh Gumanpura, Harjap Singh Sultanwind and Mangwinder Singh Khaparkheri, among others were also present.

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