Hyderabad: The major festival of the Sikh Community across the world, the birthday of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the 10th and last Sikh Guru and founder of Khalsa Panth, will be celebrated on a grand scale in Telangana from January 11 to 13. Prabhandak Committee President S Inder Singh and other members said that a colourful 'Nagar Keertan' (religious procession) will be taken out on a grand scale on January 11 at around 4.30 pm from Central Gurudwara Sahib in Gowliguda and will pass through Gurdwara Guru Singh Sabha, Guru Nanak Marg, Ashok Bazar, Afzalgunj, Siddiamber Bazar, M J Market, Jambagh, Putlibowli and return to Gurudwara Sahib in the evening. Over 15,000 to 20,000 devotees will take part in the procession. Guru Granth Sahebji (the revered Holy Scripture of the Sikhs) will be carried on a beautifully decorated vehicle, along with ‘Nishaan Sahebans' (Religious Flags).
Guru Gobind Singh birth anniversary fete begins January 11
The procession will be marked by the rendering of Shabad Keertans (Holy Hymns) by the Jatha Tera Jatha, Nirvair Khalsa Jatha, Simran Jatha and Keerthani Jathas of men, women and youth. Besides, 'Panj Pyaras' (five beloved ones) in their traditional attire will be a cynosure all along the procession. The major attraction of the procession will be the display of 'Gatka', a famous Sikh martial art forms, and other breathtaking sword exercises, all along the procession. Dashmesh Kalgidhar Jatha and other special Gatka Parties will also exhibit their Gatka skills.