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Photo feature: 553rd Birth Anniversary of Gurunanak Dev

One of the most celebrated Sikh gurus and the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak Dev is highly revered by the Sikh community. This is one of the most sacred festivals of Sikhism

Devotees lighting the candle at the Bangla Sahib Gurudwara on the ocassion of Prakash 553rd Guruparab Birth Anniversary of First Sikh Guru,Gurunanak Dev in New Delhi on Monday, Nov, 7, 2022. Photographs and Video: Rajeev Bhatt

The birth of the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak Dev is celebrated as Guru Nanak Jayanti also known as Gurpurab or Prakash Utsab  is observed annually on the full moon of the Kartik month or Kartik Purnima. In the evening people assembled at the illuminated Bangla Sahib Gurudwara in New Delhi  and lighted the candles along side of sarovar (artificial lake)

Gurudwara priests and believers taking out a Nagar Kirtan (city procession) on the ocassion of Prakash 553rd Guruparab, Birth Anniversary of Sikh Guru, Gurunanak Dev in New Delhi 

The festival is honoured by Sikhs all across the globe with utmost love and reverence. The Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee took out Nagar Kirtan ( City Procession) on this auspicious occasion carrying the Guru Granth Sahib (Holy Book) in a decorated truck started from Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib at Chandani Chowk, Old Delhi  and culminated at  Gurudwara Nanak Piao Sahib at G T Karnal Road in North Delhi.

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