Kanchi Shankaracharaya to attend Shri Guruta Gaddi Diwas'

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Shimla, Oct 10 (UNI) The Shankaracharaya of Kanchi Kamkoti Peeth, Jayendra Saraswati would attend the two-day 300th anniversary of 'Shri Guruta Gaddi Diwas' clebrations to be held at the Ridge Maidan from tomorrow.

According to Guru Singh Sabha Shimla Chief Revail Singh, the Shankaracharaya and Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal would receive the 'Palki' of Shri Guru Granth Sahib at the Ridge at 1700 hrs tomorrow.

Jayendra Sarswati, who will arrive here by special aircraft, would also visit the famous Sankat Mochan Temple.

Giani Iqbal Singh, Chief of All India Singh Sabha would preside over the function on October 12.

According to Mr Revail Singh about 6,000 devotees from the region would take part in the Nagar Kirtan at 1130 hrs which would start from the Gurdwara Singh Sabha and conclude at the Ridge.

Haryan Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Bhuvan Chander Khanduri, Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal and Tibetan spiritual leaders the Dalai Lama and Karmapa and have been invited to the festival.

The event is being celebrated in the form of 'Sarv Dharam Sammelan' in joint collaboration of Shimla district administration, department of Language and Culture and Guru Singh Sabha.

Sardar Iqbal Singh Kingra, Chairman Akal Academy and University Badu Sahib (Sirmour), Mohd. Safi Qureshi, Chairman, National Minorities Commission (New Delhi), Sardar Harcharan Singh Josh, Member, National Minorities Commission, Bishop P C Sainthna Roy CNIR (Amritsar) and other spiritual leaders and dignitaries have also been invited to deliver their religious and divine discourses in the mega celebrations.

A religious exhibition showcasing the collections of Guru Granth Sahib kirtan, hymns and philosophy would be organised to mark the occasion.

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