Guru Nanak Jayanti celebrated with gaiety in UP

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Lucknow, Nov 13 (UNI) 'Gurupurab,' the name with which the festival marking the birth anniversary of the founder of the Sikh community Sri Guru Nanak Devji is better known as, was celebrated with devotion and dedication across Uttar Pradesh today.

A long queue of devotees was seen in the Gurudwaras, decorated with flowers and lights on the occasion, in the state capital as well as other districts since morning.

The day commenced with 'path', 'shabad' and 'kirtans' (hymns), followed by the serving of traditional 'Karah Prasad' and 'Guru ka langar' to the devotees.

In Lucknow, His Jayanti was observed in high spirits and even the All India Radio (AIR) broadcasted the special programme of the Naka Gurudwara for about an hour in the morning.

The preparations of the festival had started here from November 9, when 'Nagar Kirtan' (a religious procession) was taken out from the streets of the city.

Guru Nanak was born in 1469 in Talwandi, a village near the west of Lahore. The Guru is still known for his preachings, which sent a message of brotherhood and unity in the society.


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