Gurpurab 2023: Grand Celebrations on 554th Birth Anniversary of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji

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Devotees Worldwide Reverently Commemorate the Occasion, Illuminating Gurdwaras with Spiritual Fervor

Gurpurab 2023 Latest Updates

Gurpurab 2023 Latest Updates: The 554th birth anniversary of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji is unfolding with profound reverence and grandeur across the globe. Gurdwara Ber Sahib Sultanpur Lodhi, Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple), and Nankana Sahib in Pakistan have been adorned with vibrant flowers and captivating lights, creating a sacred ambiance for the occasion.

Devotees, in large numbers, are converging at Gurdwara Sahib to pay their heartfelt obeisance, reflecting the universal significance of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji's teachings. The air resonates with continuous Kirtan at Harmandir Sahib and Nankana Sahib, creating a spiritually charged atmosphere.

Pilgrims Flock to Historic Sites:

Pilgrims from around the world are streaming to historic sites such as Gurdwara Ber Sahib Sultanpur Lodhi, Harmandir Sahib in Amritsar and Nankana Sahib in Pakistan to participate in the day-long celebrations. This year, 2470 Sikh pilgrims have journeyed from India to visit Nankana Sahib, underscoring the cross-border significance of the occasion.

Despite the enthusiasm, the celebration faced challenges, with the Pakistan government rejecting visas for about 50 percent of the more than 5,000 individuals whose passports were submitted by various Sikh organizations in India. Nevertheless, the fervent devotion of those in attendance remains undeterred.

As the day progresses, Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) is set to witness an enchanting Deepmala ceremony in the evening. Approximately 1 lakh desi ghee lamps will cast a radiant glow, symbolizing the spiritual enlightenment inspired by Guru Nanak Dev Ji. The spectacle will culminate with a dazzling display of fireworks, adding a festive touch to the sacred surroundings.

Lakhs of Sangat worldwide are joining in spiritual unity, offering their prayers and seeking darshan at Sri Harmandir Sahib. The convergence of devotees from diverse corners of the world reflects the enduring impact of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji's teachings, fostering a global community bound by shared devotion and respect.


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