Guru Gobind Singh’s 354th birth anniversary observed
Srinagar: Amid chill, the Sikh Community celebrated the 354th birth anniversary of 10th Guru Gobind Singh on Wednesday here in Kashmir Valley.
Reports said that the Sikhs visited Gurudwaras and offered special prayers on the occasion.
This year the grand function at Gurdawara Chetipadshahi Rainawari in old Srinagar city was not held due to some renovation work at the sacred place. However, a grand function was held at Gurdwara Baghat Barzulla in the uptown Srinagar.
Eyewitnesses said that men, women and children were seen visiting Gurudwaras in large number in parts of Kashmir including Srinagar, Budgam, Pulwama and Baramulla. Grand functions were also held at Jawahar Nagar and Mehjoor Nagar areas.
Guru Gobind Singh who was born in 1666 is known for founding Sikh warrior community called Khalsa in 1699. He was installed as 10th and last Sikh Guru at the age of 9. He was a warrior, leader, poet and philosopher who played a key role in installing Bahadur Shah as Mughal king after the death of Aurangzeib.
LG, his advisors and political leaders from different parties greeted Sikh Community on the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh.
They said people especially the members of Sikh community should learn from the sacrifices offered by Guru Ji and his accomplices.
He said that Guru Ji adorned the Sikhs with the five K’s and transformed them into a martial community for the protection of humanity without any bias of caste, creed or religion. (KNT)