India is celebrating Guru Nanak Jayanti. PM Modi conveys message of harmony on Guru Nanak Jayanti. Same fervour of celebrations of Gurpurab are felt worldwide.

HENB | New Delhi | Nov 25, 2015:: Hindu and Sikh brothers in India jointly celebrates Guru Nanak Jayanti or Gurpurab on Wednesday, the most sacred festival observed by Sikhs worldwide. Gurpurab marks the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism and the first of the 10 Sikh Gurus.

Celebrations begin a day before Gurupurab, with devotees singing hymns and prayers in praise of the guru and organizing processions.

On the occasion of Guru Nanak’s birthday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today underlined the message of harmony and compassion propagated by the founder of Sikhism, a message that assumes significance in the midst of “intolerance” debate.

“On Guru Nanak Jayanti, my greetings to everyone. Guru Nanak Dev’s message of service, compassion and harmony inspire eternally,” Modi tweeted.

The Prime Minister’s message assumes significance in view of the “intolerance” debate, which has been further fueled by film star Aamir Khan’s remarks that he was “alarmed” by a number of incidences and his wife Kiran Rao had wondered if they should move out of India.

Guru Nanak Jayanti also known as Gurpurab and Prakash Utsav marks the birthday of the first Sikh Guru Guru Nanak. It is one of the most sacred festivals in Sikhism and is celebrated by Hindus also with equal fervour.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the Gurbani Recital on the occasion of the 547th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Devji at Rashtrapati Bhavan Cultural Centre in New Delhi. Photo: PTI.

Here’re some of the pictures:

                                   (Picture courtesy: Bangalore Mirror/ Anantha Subramanyam K)

Sikhs performs their traditionally martial art skills at Guru Sing Sabha Chembur Colony in Mumbai. (Picture courtesy: Sanjay Hadkar)

Sikhs performs their traditionally martial art skills at Guru Sing Sabha Chembur Colony in Mumbai. (Picture courtesy: Sanjay Hadkar)

                                                     (Picture courtesy: Sanjay Hadkar)

Preparations for ‘Langar’ (community feast) ahead of Guru Nanak Dev Jayanti at Gurdwara Guru Nanak Dev Kamal Chowk in Nagpur. (TOI photo)

‘Panj Pyare’ lead the nagar kirtan (religious procession) taken out in Patna from Fraser Road to Gandhi Maidan. (Picture courtesy: Pramod Sharma).

We are getting many news feeds from that devotees celebrate Prakash Purav of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Jee universally in UK, US, Canada, Australia and so many places. We will put all the news link here as updates. Happy Gurupurab. Jo Bole So Nihal, Sat Sri Akal.

Source: Hinduextence

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