Prayers, langars mark Guru Nanak b'day in Pb, Hry

Prayers, langars mark Guru Nanak b'day in Pb, Hry

Bansal, while joining the Gurpurb celebrations to mark the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev on Saturday, visited Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara in Sector 19 where he paid obeisance and interacted with devotees. In 2017, Guru Nanak Jayanti falls on November 4. The first of the faith's 10 spiritual leaders, he devoted his life to promoting equality, altruism, tolerance and compassion.

Guru Nanak was born in 1469 AD in a Kshatriya family in Rai Bhoi di Talwandi, now located in Lahore, Pakistan.

In an over one-minute long video message, Modi said Guru Nanak undertook a 28,000-km journey on foot to spread the message of true humanity. The celebrations kick-started with a recitation of the Guru Granth Sahib.

Punjab Governor VP Singh Badnore and Chief Minister Amarinder Singh greeted people on the occasion of Gurpurab and urged them to follow the Guru's teachings and maintain peace and harmony. In her message, Ms Gandhi said, Guru Nanak Devji was a poet, philosopher, social reformer, religious preacher, yogi and a profound believer in Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam. Gurudwaras are decorated with flowers and lights. The morning session comprises of singing hymns, a Katha session, where teachings of Guru Nanak are recited and ends with "Kirtan". "Satgur Nanak pargatya, miti dhundh jag chanan hoya" and other verses of Gurbani were sung by kirtani jathas and devotees at the procession.