Srinagar, Nov 4. : Gurpurab, the birthday (549th) of the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak Dev was celebrated throughout Jammu and Kashmir with traditional religious fervour and enthusiasm.
Reports said that people belonging to Sikh community, attired in colourful dresses, paid obeisance at Gurdwaras. The main function was held at Gurdwara Chatipadshahi in Rainawari area of old Srinagar city while as Amira Kadal and Jawahar Nagar Gurdwara’s also witnessed heavy rush of devotees. Many religious and social organizations had arranged ‘langars’ for the devotees at these Gurdwaras.
Gurupurabh was also celebrated in different other parts of Kashmir including Tral and some parts of Budgam where Sikhs are present in great numbers.
Reports from Jammu said that hundreds of devotees including men, women and children paid obeisance at various Gurdwaras, which were illuminated and decorated with colourful buntings.
The main function was held at Gurdwara Yadgar Guru Nanak Devji (Near Bibi Chand Kaur Samadh) at Chand Nagar Gumat, where devotees paid obeisance and offered prayers.
The Governor, N N Vohra, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah, State Congress President Ghulam Ahmed Mir and others greeted the people on this occasion.
In their messages, they described Guru Nanak Dev as an apostle of peace and tolerance. “His teachings would continue to inspire generations, leading them to the path of righteousness and brotherhood. Guruji strove all his life for social justice and equality and to bring about peace and harmony in the society,” they said.
2015 Kashmir Despatch