Mass congregation on Guru Nanak Jayanti

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Hyderabad, Nov 20 (UNI) A 'Nagar Keertan' (religious procession) will be taken out on November 22 and a 'Vishaal Deewan' (mass congregation) held on November 24 to mark the 538th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak, the founder of the Sikh religion.

Over 15,000 devotees are expected to participate in the procession, starting from Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha in Ashok Bazar at 1600 hrs.

The procession would pass through Afzal Gunj, Siddiamber Bazar, Mohajam Jahi market, Jambagh, Putlibowli and Central Gurudwara Saheb Gowliguda before returning to the Gurudwara in Ashok Bazar, a release said here today.

The display of ''Gatka,'' a famous Sikh martial art form, and breathtaking sword exercises would be the major attraction of the procession.

Around 25,000 devotees are expected to attend the mass congregation to be held at Exhibition Grounds, Nampally, from 1030 hrs on November 24. Reputed Ragi Jathas, who have been invited from various parts of the country, would recite Gurbani Keertans (holy hymns).

''Langar'' (free community meal) would be served to the devotees after the congregation, the release added.

UNI

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