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Sikhs observe birth anniversary of Guru Ramdas Ji

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Jamshedpur, Oct 9: Guru Ram Das, the fourth Guru of the Sikhs, was Yogi Bhajan’s spiritual guide and protector.

Born in the city of Lahore, which was then India in 1534, he was named Jetha, meaning “first born.” Guru Ram Das inspires us to live a life of compassion, humility, integrity and service.

He was the inspiration of the building of the Golden Temple in Amritsar, India, considered to be the most sacred shrine of the Sikhs worldwide.

Sikhs celebrate his birthday in the Amrit Vela (3 – 6 a.m.) on October 9th each year, with a special Sadhana (daily spiritual practice) of Japji, yoga, and 2.5 hours of reciting Dhan Dhan Ram Das Guru, the shabad praising Guru Ram Das.

In the evening, the community enjoys an uplifting kirtan program by community or guest ragis, and Guru Ka Langar. The day was no different at Gurudwara Sahib Ramdas Bhatta as members of the Sikh community participated in various programmes organised here to mark Prakashotsav of Guru Ramdas Ji.

Special kirtan was performed the local ragis on Wednesday. Langar was also organised on the occasion at the Gurudwara which saw a large number of Sikhs enjoy the day.

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