Bidar, Karnataka, Oct 26 (UNI) Over five lakh Sikh pilgrims, including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, are expected to attend Gurta Gaddi, the tricentury celebrations of Guru Granth Sahib, to be held here from October 28 to November 7.
The Guru Nanak Jhira foundation sources told UNI that the main religious function will be held in Nanded in Maharashtra just prior to the Bidar event.
The Sachkhand Shri Hazur Abchainagar Sahib Gurudwara in Nanded assumed sacredness for Sikhs. The first Guru, Guru Nanak and last Guru Guru Gobind Singh visited Nanded. More than 50 lakh Sikh devotees from across the world are expected to Nanded to offer prayers on the auspicious occasion of Tricentury celebrations of the Guru Granth Sahib.
After offering prayers at Nanded, the pilgrims will come to Bidar to offer prayers at sacred ''Gugu Nanak Jhira Gurudwara'' as this Gurudwara was visited by Guru Gobind Singh, the last Guru of Sikhs.
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