Pictures of Nagar Kirtan in Jammu on eve of Guru Nanak’s birth anniversary

JK News Today

 

Jammu, Nov. 12

Hundreds of Sikh faithfuls today took out a Nagar Kirtan before birth anniversary of their religious founder Guru Nanak Dev ji.

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Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji was born in 1469 in Talwandi, a village in the Sheikhupura district, 65 kms. west of Lahore. His father was a village official in the local revenue administration. As a boy, Sri Guru Nanak learnt, besides the regional languages, Persian and Arabic.

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Besides elders, children too participated in the procession which was taken out amidst tight security. The participants were singing and reciting Gurbani from Guru Granth Sahib — holy book of Sikhs which is revered as Guru.

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Guru Granth Sahib in a palki was the main attraction of the Nagar Kirtan

Panj Piyaras (Five Beloveds) of the Guru were also part of the religious procession.

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