Gurpurab festivities conclude at Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University

Watch: 900 Indian pilgrims head to Pakistan to celebrate the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak

The Governor has prayed for the development of the state beside happiness and prosperity of the people of the state on Guru Nanak Jayanti. The Vice-Chancellor motivated the students to imbibe in themselves the teachings and message of Guru Nanak Dev ji.

Braving the early morning chill, scores of devotees on Saturday thronged "gurudwaras" of Punjab and Haryana to pay obeisance to first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak Dev, on his birth anniversary.

Soon after their arrival, the pilgrims left for the birthplace of Guru Nanak at Nankana Sahib. It is estimated that there are over 25 million Sikhs around the world and some 500,000 living in America. The auspicious festival celebrates on the full moon day of Hindu month of Kartik.

Guru Nanak Jayanti was also celebrated with pomp and gaiety followed by prayers which were led by Gyani Indrajeet Singh and Gyani Amarjeet Singh at the Gurudwara in Jorhat. These Gurus were responsible for shaping the beliefs of the Sikhs. 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. The announcement about the event was made through a procession called Nagar Kirtan taken out on November 1 from the gurdwara at Budhaji Nagar to the one at Ramdaspeth. Devotees sing devotional songs and hymns from Sikh scriptures during the grand procession.

The entire nation is celebrating Guru Nanak Birthday today. The celebration ends at 2 am with singing Gurbani.

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