Jamshedpur : Members of Sikh community celebrated the 545th birth anniversary of
their first guru Guru Nanak Dev with devotion and enthusiasm.
Thousands of devotees took part in a “nagar kirtan” organised under the aegis of the Central Gurdwara Parbhandak Committee, Jamshedpur.
Devotees participating in the procession recited Japji Sahib, shabad “Sat Guru Nanak pargatya” and “Ooncha dar babe Nanak da”.
The procession started from Bistupur Gurudwara and passed through various parts of the town and culminated at Sakchi Gurudwara in the evening.
A large number of vehicles and trailers carrying devotees moved through the town. Panj Piaras, gatka and school bands accompanied the devotees.
A beautifully decorated palanquin, carrying Guru Granth Sahib, followed the Panj Piaras. The palanquin, known as ‘Palki Sahib’ is cynosure of all eyes and thousands of devotees bow in front of it to seek blessings.
Various social and religious organisation served fruits and “langar” of milk, tea and snacks to the devotees.
Moreover, almost all the 33 Gurudwaras in the district were decked up for the occasion. They organised religious functions and hosted langar (mass kitchen) as a part of the celebrations.