Grand plans for Gurunanak Jayanti - The New Indian Express

Grand plans for Gurunanak Jayanti

Published: 13th November 2013 11:31 AM

Last Updated: 13th November 2013 11:31 AM

Gurunanak Jayanti will be a grand celebration for Sikhs this time as Prabhandhak committees in the city have joined hands to make the celebrations a big success. The festival which marks the birthday celebrations of the first Sikh guru and founder of the religion will be celebrated from November 13 to 17. Prabhandak Committees of Gurudwara Saheb Secunderabad and Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Guru Nanak Marg, Ashok Bazar, Afzalgunj will come together for the planned events. Over the next five days the city will see two colourful ‘Nagar Keertans’ (holy processions) taken out by Gurudwara Saheb Secunderabad on November 13 and another on November 15 by Gurudwara  Sri  Guru Singh Sabha, Guru Nanak Marg, Afzalgunj. A grand ‘Vishaal  Deewan’ (mass congregation) will be held at Exhibition grounds, Nampally on November 17 on the occasion of 544th ‘Prakash Utsav of Guru Nanak Devji.’

The event will be marked by the recitations of Gurbani Keertans by the reputed Ragi Jathas (religious preachers) who are being specially invited from various parts of the country to render shabad keertans. According to the Prabhandak Committee presidents, S.Baldev Singh Bagga and S.Kuldeep Singh Bagga, ‘Nagar Keertan’, will start from Gurudwara Saheb Secunderabad and proceed via Manohar Talkies, Clock Tower, Nataraj Talkies, Patny Circle,Kingsway,Monda Market and returning to Gurudwara Saheb Secunderabad. The Nagar Keertan which will be taken out on November 15 from Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Afzalgunj will pass through Siddiambar Bazar, MJ Market, Jambagh, Putli Bowli, Central Gurudwara Saheb Gowliguda and reach Gurudwara Singh Sabha in the evening. Over 10,000 devotees will take part in the procession.The holy text of the Sikhs, the Guru Granth Saheb will be carried on a beautifully decorated vehicle along with ‘Nishaan Sahebans’(religious flags). The procession will be marked by rendering of Shabad Keertans  (holy hymns) by Jatha Tera Jatha and Keerthani Jathas(men and women youths). Besides that ‘Panj Pyaras’ (five beloved ones) in their traditional attire will be the cynosure of  attraction in the procession along with the display of ‘GATKA’, the Sikh martial art forms and other breathtaking sword exercises all along the procession by Dashmesh Kalgidhar Jatha. A special Gatka Party from Punjab will also exhibit their skills in the procession.

After the culmination of the congregation, Guru Ka Langar (free community  kitchen) will be served to the devotees.

From Around the Web