"Nagar Kirtan" taken out to mark Guru Granth Sahib's installation Day

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Amritsar Sep.1 (ANI): To mark the 405th ceremony of installation of Guru Granth Sahib, the holy scripture of Sikhs, a religious procession was taken out on Tuesday morning from Gurdwara Ram Sar to the Golden Temple.

Panj Pyaras or, the five beloved ones led the procession which commenced at 7 in the morning and lasted till 1 o' clock in the noon.

A large number of devotees converged for the procession to pay their obeisance to Guru Granth Sahib that was carried in a flower-bedecked palanquin.

Joginder Singh, Secretary, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandhak Committee (SGPC) said every year devotees throng to Gurdwara Ram Sar to celebrate the occasion of the installation ceremony of Guru Granth sahib.

He said people from far-flung places participate in the procession.

Religious societies, Jathas (groups), associations and school children chanted "Shabads".

Free stalls of tea, cold drinks, fruits and sweets and water were set up for devotees converged on this occasion.

All Gurdwaras in Amritsar will be lighted tonight.

"On this day, the first enlightenment of the holy text was done at the Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) and every year people celebrate this occasion with much fanfare and religious fervor", said Davinder Singh, a devootee.

Exhibiting Sikh martial art including Gatka, the procession passed through various streets of Amritsar and culminated at Golden Temple. By Ravinder Singh Robin (ANI)

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