Thousands of Sikhs throng Ram Rai Gurudwara in Dehradun

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Dehradun, Mar 16 (ANI): Thousands of Sikh devotees are thronging the Ram Rai Gurudwara in Dehradun for the annual 'Jhanda Mela' or the flag fair.

The two-day festival takes place after 'Holi'.

The fair begins with the flag hoisting ceremony on the occasion of the birthday of Guru Ram Rai. People from Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh throng the fair.

"The Sikhs come here from across the country. It is believed that whoever comes here to offer prayers, their wishes are fulfilled. This is the reason why the number of people thronging this shrine is increasing every year," said R.K Juyal, a coordinator at the fair.

The devotees said the shrine holds a special place in their heart for it fulfils all their wishes.

"I had come here way back in 1991. I am lucky that I have got a chance to visit it once again in this life time. I have come here to pray for peace in my family," said Kartar Singh, a devotee.

The shrine named after Ram Rai, the seventh Sikh Guru was established in the 17th century in Dehradun. By Ashish Goel (ANI)

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