Bhubaneswar, November 13 (LocalWire): The Sikh community in Bhubaneswar celebrated Guru Nanak’s 550th Prakash Utsav with devotion at the Gurudwara Singh Sabha on Tuesday.
The day marks the birth anniversary of the first Sikh guru, Guru Nanak, and people from almost all communities joined the celebrations and attended the langar at the gurudwara.
Sikh families attended the Gurudwara and offered their prayers to Guru Nanak Dev.
The celebrations commenced early in the morning with Asaa-Ki-Vaar, the singing of morning hymns and Nagar Kirtan that was followed by langar, which was attended by over ten thousand devotees from all sections of the society.
A delegation of the Rashtriya Swaymsevak Sangh (RSS) led by Samir Kumar Mohanty, the Pranta Sanghachalak and Gopal Prasad Mohapatra, Kshetra Karyabaha also offered their prayers on the occasion.
Historian Anil Dhir, who accompanied the delegation, said that the relevance of Guru Nanak’s visit to Puri in 1506 CE and the impact it had on spreading the Jagannath Cult in Northern Indian has not been studied till date.
He said that the Puri temple has deep connections with the Sikh faith and there has been an uninterrupted flow of devotees from Punjab since the last five centuries.