Guru Gobind Singh’s Jayanthi celebrated with religious fervour
The 348th birth anniversary of 10th Guru of Sikh community Guru Gobind Singh Maharaj was held here on Sunday in a grand manner.
Warangal: The 348th birth anniversary of 10th Guru of Sikh community Guru Gobind Singh Maharaj was held here on Sunday in a grand manner.
Religious fervour marked the celebrations held at Gurudwara Sahib Nanak Nagar in Hanamkonda which has a history of 250 years. The Sikh community members from Nanded, Bidar, Hyderabad and Karimnagar participated in the celebrations.
Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee members Mahender Singh, Mohkam Singh, Chatarpal Singh, Kamal Singh and Jaspal Singh led the celebrations in a traditional manner. The religious heads said Guru Gobind Singh made great sacrifices fighting the then Mughal emperors for protecting Hindu Dharma.
The community members were advised to live the life in accordance with the preachings of great Gurus. Hindu-Muslim Unity leader Hafiz Abdur Rahman Chaturvedi who addressed the gathering stressed on religious harmony saying that all religions were one and people should live as brothers as preached by the Sikh Gurus.
Sikh community elder from Bidar in Karnataka, Madan Singh, recited Kirtans at the Gurudwara. During evening hours, Guru Grandh Sahib was taken out in a colorful procession which passed through Lashkar Bazar, Public Gardens and Petrol Pump before reaching the Gurudwara.
During the procession, the community youth presented their displays of fighting prowess with swords. A community lunch and mass feeding was also organised at the Gurudwara marking the occasion.
The Gurudwara at Hanamkonda was said to be established by Sikh Force of Punjab 250 years ago and has been a centre of social and religious activities for the community members since then.