Badal performs 'sewa' at Golden temple on Gurpurab

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Chandigarh, Nov 13 (UNI) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today paid obeisance at the Golden Temple in Amritsar and performed 'sewa' at the 'langar' and shoe counter, alongwith his wife Surinder Kaur on the occasion of 539th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.

Mr Badal and his wife stayed in the Golden temple teeming with devotees for about two and a half hours. He visited the community kitchen to help in preparing and serving the food, the material for which was donated by inhabitants of Mr Badal's asembly constituency of Lambi.

They also tended shoes at the temple shoe counter.

Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee president Avtar Singh Makkar also accompanied the Chief Minister.

Meanwhile, Sikh devotees in Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and the Union Territory of Chandigarh thronged to pay obeisance at various Gurudwaras where akhand path, shabad kirtans and special community kitchen 'langar' were held.

In many historic gurdwaras, special display of sacred armours, weapons and other sacred objects related to the Gurus, were arranged.

The Gurpurab marked the culmination of three-day Akhand path and Prabhat Pheris, the early morning procession that starts from the Gurdwaras and then goes around localities singing shabads.

Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of the Sikh religion, was born in November 1469 at Talwandi, now called Nankana Sahib in Pakistan.

A large number of Sikh pilgrims from Punjab is visiting Nankana Sahib on the occasion.

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