Jamshedpur : CM Raghubar Das will inaugurate three-day 350th birth anniversary celebrations ( prakash utsav) of Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh guru tomorrow at Gopal Maidan. Sufi singer Wadali Brothers will perform at the inaugural ceremony.
Meanwhile, Sikhs across the city thronged gurdwaras on Sunday morning to pay respects to Guru Gobind Singh, the 10th Sikh Guru. The devotees participated in special prayer ceremonies. Free langars (holy kitchen) were also arranged and prasad (holy food) was distributed to mark the occasion.
At all most all the gurudwaras, recitations of sacred Gurbani Kirtan ( holy hymns) by renowned Sikh preachers of the city to inculcate the values of Guru Gobind Singh among the devotees on the occasion were held.
A religious procession was taken out from Telco Gurudwara under the aegis of Central Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (CGPC), the apex body of Sikhs in the city. The would culminated at Sakchi Gurudwara in the evening after moving through various areas.
Thousands of Sikhs participated in the procession that included a decorated Palki Sahib, horses, gadhka parties, shaheedi jathas, school children and bands. The school children carrying placards with messages against terrorism and war written on it spread message of brotherhood. They educated people against terror and would give the message of harmony and universal peace.
Almost all the 33 Gurdwaras in the district were decked up for the occasion. They organised religious congregation and hosted langar (mass kitchen) as a part of the celebrations.
Guru Gobind Singh was the last of the ten Gurus, the one who transformed the Sikh faith. In 1699 he created the Khalsa (Pure), a community of the faithful who wore visible symbols of their faith and trained as warriors. Today the Khalsa comprises all practicing Sikhs.
Meanwhile, a two-day congregation has been organised at Sakchi Gurudwara in which the participants of religious procession would be felicitated based on their performances.