HYDERABAD: Exhilarating display of Gatka skills (a martial arts of Sikhs), rendering of Shabad Keertans, carrying of Guru Granth Sahibji and Nishan Sahebs marked the ‘Nagar Keertan’ (Holy Procession) on Monday.
The procession was taken out as a part of the Prakash Utsav of 545th birthday celebrations of first Sikh Guru and founder of Sikh religion. The Prakash Utsav (birth anniversary) of Guru Nanak Devji falls on November 6.
The Nagar Keertan was taken out from Gurudwara Saheb Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Afzalgunj on Monday and passed through Siddiambar Bazar, Jambagh, Putli Bowli, Central Gurudwara Saheb Gowliguda and reach Gurudwara Singh Sabha in the evening.
The Prabhandak committee of Gurudwara Sahib Secunderabad, president S Baldev Singh Bagga and Gurudwara Sahib Guru Singh Sabha, president S Kuldeep Singh Bagga said that the procession was marked with carrying of Sri Guru Granth Sahibji on a well decorated vehicle. The sikh youths performed breathtaking Gatka skills with their blunt weapons, kirpans and swords. Another Holy Procession will be taken out on November 4 at 4.30 pm from Gurudwara Saheb, Secunderabad.
As the main birthday celebrations of Guru Nanak Devji falls on November 6, 2014 a ‘Vishaal Deewan’ (mass congregation) will be held at Exhibition Grounds, Nampally from 11 am to 4 pm on November 6. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao will attend the celebrations and take the blessings of Guru Granth Sahibji.
Bhai Gurpreet Singhji of Shimla wale, Bhai Balwinder Singhji Rangeela of Chandigarh, Bhai Jaswinder Singhji, Bhai Hari Singh will recite Shabad Keertans. After the culmination of the congregation Guru-ka-Langar (free community kitchen) will be served.