Hyderabad: On the 550th birthday celebrations of Guru Nanak Devji, Prabhandak Committees Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha (GSGSS) Afzalgunj and Gurudwara Saheb Secunderabad (GSS) have joined hands to make the celebrations a grand success. The celebrations will be start from November 7 and to be conclude on grand note on November 12.
The most important and major festival of Sikh Community which is celebrate across the world is “Sri Guru Nanak Devji” birthday celebrations which is known as Prakash Utsav, the first Sikh Guru and founder of Sikh religion, who spread the message of peace and communal harmony over the world is going to be celebrated on a grand in City.
Speaking to media persons, Committee Presidents Sardar Gurcharan Singh Bagga (GSGSS) and Sardar Baldev Singh Bagga (GSS) said that, on this occasion, the two grand colourful ‘Nagar Keertans’ (holy processions) will be taken out. First procession will be taken out on Thursday evening from Gurudwara Saheb Secunderabad and another on Saturday evening from Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Guru Nanak Marg Afzalgunj.
On the day of Prakash Utsav celebrations which marked on November 12, a grand ‘Vishaal Deewan’ (mass congregation) will be held at Exhibition Grounds in Nampally.
On the occasion of Nagar Keertans, these two grand processions will be attended by thousands of devotees from across the state. Guru Granth Sahebji (the Revered Holy Scripture of the Sikhs) will be carried out on a decorated vehicle along with ‘Nishaan Sahebans’ (religious flags). Besides that, ‘Panj Pyaras’ (five beloved ones) in their traditional attire will be the cynosure of attraction in the procession, said Presidents.
During Nagar Keertans, a special programme called Sadavirsa Sada Gaurav dedicated to the Sikh history which will enlighten, inspire and motivate Sikh youth to follow the path of the guru and Gatka Display along with Shabad Kirtan by Miri Piri Khalsa children Jatha, Sikh Chawni, Kishanbagh.
On Saturday, a procession will be taken out from Sri Guru Singh Sabha Afzalgunj and will pass through Afzalgunj, Siddiambar Bazar, Jambagh, Putli Bowli, Central Gurudwara Saheb Gowliguda and reach Gurudwara Singh Sabha, Afzalgung in the evening at around 9pm. The Procession will be marked by rendering of Shabad Keertans (Holy Hymns) by the Jatha Tera Jatha, Istri Satsang and Keerthani Jathas of men and women, Sardar Singh explained.
Sardar Singh also said that 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 procession by Dashmesh Kalgidhar Jatha and other Special Gatka Party will also exhibit their Gatka skills.
Vishaal Deewan on Prakash Utsav at Exhibition Grounds
The main ‘Vishaal Deewan’ (mass congregation) will be held at Exhibition Grounds in Nampally starting from 10:30 am to 4 pm on November 12, where over 25,000 to 30,000 Sikh devotees and other community faiths will be attending the event. The event will be marked by recitations of Gurbani Keertans (Holy Hymns) by the reputed Ragi Jathas (religious preachers) who are being specially invited from various parts of the country to render Shabad Keertans.
Bhai Devinder Singh Singhji Khalsa of Sohana wale from Punjab, Bhai Amarjeet Singhji of Patiala, Hazuri Ragi Jathas, Bhai Hari Singhji, Bhai Karnail Singhji, Bhai Jagdev Singhji, Bhai Harwinder Singh and other reputed Ragi Jathas will recite Shabad Keertans and Kathas and throw light on the teachings of Guru Nanak who stood for peace, equality and humanity. After the culmination of the congregation Guru Ka Langar (free community kitchen) will be served among devotees.