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Braving the early morning chill, scores of devotees on Saturday thronged "gurudwaras" of Punjab and Haryana to pay obeisance to first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak Dev, on his birth anniversary.
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Soon after their arrival, the pilgrims left for Janum Asthan of Baba Guru Nanak at Nankana Sahib. Punjab is the only area in the world with a majority Sikh population. His birth is celebrated world wide as Guru Nanak Dev Jayanti or Gurpurab on the full-moon day in the month of Katak, which falls during the months of October-November. These Gurus were responsible for shaping the beliefs of the Sikhs. The people beelined on both sides of the road to pay respect to Guru Granth Sahib.
The Palki procession, also called Nagar Kirtan with Garanth Sahib, kicked off from Gurdwara Janam Asthan and concluded at the main religious ceremony after passing from seven other gurdwaras in Nankana Sahib including Paiti Sahib, Palia Sahib, Tambu Sahib, Panjhvin Padshahi, Chehnvin Padshahi, Salji Sahib and Giyara Sahib. Guru Nanak was the first of the 10 Sikh Gurus and was born in 1469. Also in this post we have shared attractive pics and images of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Devotees sing devotional songs and hymns from Sikh scriptures during the grand procession. The celebrations end with singing Gurbani at about 2 am. According to the beliefs of Sikh religion, it is believed that the spirit of Nanak Dev descended upon each of the nine subsequent Gurus.