Thousands celebrate Prakash Parv with fervour in Indore

  • HT Correspondent, Indore
  • Updated: Nov 23, 2015 21:02 IST
Sikh children rejoice during Prabhat Pheri on the occasion of Prakash parv of Gurunanak Dev in Indore on Sunday. (Shankar Mourya/HT photo)

Prakash Parv, celebration of the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the first guru of Sikhs, was commemorated with great fervour in Indore on Sunday.

Hundreds of Sikh youth participated in the religious procession which started from and ended at Imlisahab Gurudwara while passing through various parts of the city including MG Road, Shastri Bridge, Ravindra Nath Tagore Marg, Patel Bridge, Jawahar Marg.

The procession was led by Panj Pyare (five priests) with the holy scripture of Guru Granth Sahib installed in a specially designed palanquin.

Religious scriptures about Guru Nanak Dev were read out throughout the procession.

Langar (a community kitty) was organised for serving food to the poor and also devotees who visited the gurudwaras. Kirtan, katha and gurubani was organised for the devotees at various Gurudwaras across the city. Besides, Sikh martial art was demonstrated during the procession.

“Thousands of devotees took part in the procession, also known as Nagar Kirtan, to remember the values and virtues of our spiritual mentor,” said president of Guru Singh Sabha, Indore, Manjeet Singh Bhatia Rinku.

Marriage processions choke roads

Meanwhile, traffic congestion occurred particularly at busy intersections like Kothari Market, near Gandhi Hall, Regal square, Patel square.

Several marriage processions hit the streets on the auspicious occasion of Prabodhini Ekadashi or Dev Uthani Gyaras, worsening conditions of commuters.

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