Guru Ram Dass 475th anniversary celebrated

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Amritsar, Oct 9 (ANI): Sikh devotees took dip in the holy pond of Golden Temple, here on the occasion of 475th birth anniversary of Guru Ram Dass, the fourth great Guru of Sikhs.

Scores of devotees offered prayers at the Golden Temple shrine.

The occasion is considered very auspicious among Sikhs and many people also bathe their children in the holy pond.

"All the Gurus have blessed Punjab citizens. And we pray that people of Punjab celebrate all big and small occasions like this one with joy and gaiety. We pray that our Punjab flourishes with happiness always," said Baba Amrik Singh, a community worker, Gurudwara Baba Budda Sahib.

A colourful Nagar Kirtan was taken out in the historic city on Thursday to mark the beginning of the celebrations.

Guru Ramdass Sahib also known as Jetha ji was born in 1534 at Chuna Mandi, which is presently in Punjab state of Pakistan.

He wrote 638 hymns in 30 ragas and these include 246 Padei 138 Shlokas, 31 Ashtpadis and 8 Vars, which happen to be a part of Guru Granth Sahib, the holy book of Sikhs. By Ravinder Singh Robin (ANI)

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