131 special trains for Guru-Da-Gaddi

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Aurangabad, Maharashtra, Sep 23 (UNI) The Railway administration has decided to run 131 special trains till November 29 for the Tercentenary celebrations of the 'Guru-Da-Gaddi', beginning at Nanded in Marathwada region of Maharashtra next month.

This would facilitate lakhs of Sikhs devotees across the country to reach Takhat Sachkhand Gurudwara at Nanded, Railway sources said.

The first Amritsar-Nanded train, with eight air-conditioned bogies, left from Aurangabad for Nanded yesterday.

The special trains include 44 trains from Amritsar to Nanded, 43 from Chandigarh, 27 from Ferozepur and 17 from Howrah to Nanded. All the trains, barring 17 Hawara-Nanded trains, would end at Nanded via Aurangabad. Local Sikh community has come forward to help people going to Nanded.

The tercentenary celebration of 'Guru-da-Gaddi', to be celebrated at the Takhat Sachkhand Gurudwara at Nanded, is of great relevance to the Sikh community.

This involves the remembrance of the 300th (Tri Shatabdi) year of the consecration of Guru Granth Sahib as the last guru of Sikh community by Guru Gobind Singhji.

The event would also commemorate the 300th anniversary of the Parlok Gaman of Guru Gobind Singhji.

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