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Rush at gurdwaras as Punjab celebrates Gurpurab

Chandigarh, Nov 28, 2012, (IANS) :
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Hundreds of devotees lined up at gurdwaras across Punjab and elsewhere in the country Wednesday to celebrate Gurpurab - the birth anniversary of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev.

Tight security arrangements were in place outside famous gurdwaras in Amritsar, Anandpur Sahib, Talwandi Sabo and other places in Punjab.

There was heavy rush of devotees at the Harmandar Sahib, popularly known as the Golden Temple, in Amritsar as people arrived to offer prayers. Devotees had started coming to the holiest of Sikh shrines Tuesday night itself.

The whole Golden Temple complex has been illuminated for the past few days.

'Langars' (community kitchens) were organised at all gurdwaras across Punjab and  along major highways Tuesday.

Religious processions were taken out by the Sikh community in most cities and towns in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh Tuesday on the eve of Gurpurab.

Guru Nanak Dev was born in 1469 at Nankana Sahib (now in Pakistan's Punjab province) and founded Sikhism later.

Hundreds of devotees from India left for Pakistan this week to offer prayers at the Nankana Sahib gurdwara.


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