Prakash Parv of Guru Nanak Dev Ji celebrated with religious fervour

Devotees offering prayers at Gurdwara Chand Nagar in Jammu on the occasion of Gurpurab on Monday. -Excelsior/Rakesh
Devotees offering prayers at Gurdwara Chand Nagar in Jammu on the occasion of Gurpurab on Monday. -Excelsior/Rakesh

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU/ SRINAGAR, Nov 27: Birth anniversary (Prakash Parv) of Guru Nanak Dev Ji was celebrated with great religious fervour and gaiety across the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir today.
In Jammu, a grand function was held at Gurdwara Yadgar Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji at Chand Nagar (Lower Gumat). Thousands of devotees including women and children thronged this Gurdwara to pay their obeisance since early morning. The Gurdwara had been highly decorated by its Management Committee with the assistance of members of District Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (DGPC), Jammu, led by its president Ranjit Singh Tohra and general secretary, Surjit Singh.

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Special prayers were offered by the devotees for the peace and welfare of the UT of J&K and the country. Several noted religious preachers recited ‘Gurvani Path’ and also spoke on the birth, life and teachings of Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj. They said the teachings of great Guru are still relevant today. The people must follow the teachings of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, they added.
Similar functions were held at other Gurdwaras in Jammu City including Kalgidhar Gurdwara at Rehari Chowk, Digiana, Nanak Nagar, Gandhinagar, Talab Tillo, Gadigarh besides Akhnoor, RS Pura, Miran Sahib and other districts across Jammu region.
In Kashmir, an impressive and large function was held at the Gurdwara Chatti Patshahi at Rainawari in Srinagar, where a large number of Sikhs including men, women and children thronged to pay obeisance despite cold weather conditions.
Special prayers were offered for the peace, stability and prosperity of Jammu and Kashmir and the whole of India on the occasion.
The day was celebrated with fervour in other parts of the Valley as well, including Tral, Baramulla and Pulwama.