Didar Yatra reaches Fatehgarh Sahib; large crowds gather to pay obeisance

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Mandi Gobindgarh
  • Updated: Jun 08, 2015 19:09 IST

Emotions ran high on Monday as devotees gathered to welcome the Didar Darshan Yatra, a procession carrying relics of Guru Gobind Singh and other Sikh gurus, as it arrived at Mughal Majra village in the district.

The relics are being shifted to Takhat Sri Keshgarh Sahib in Anandpur Sahib in Rupnagar district. The yatra, organised by the state government and the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC), has been traversing the entire state before culminating.

Braving the scorching heat, long lines of devotees stood on either side of the GT Road since the morning to have a glimpse of the relics.

As the procession arrived, the district police welcomed it with a salute; additional deputy commissioner Shruti Sharma and district police chief Gurmeet Singh Randhawa offered "rumala sahib".

MLA Nabha, Sadhu Singh Dharamsot, former minister Randhir Singh Cheema, Akali leader Didar Singh Bhatti, SGPC member Karnail Singh Panjoli and Youth Akali Dal district president Ajay Singh Libra were among those who paid obeisance to the relics.

After passing through Mughal Majra, the procession reached Mandi Gobindgarh bus stand and later halted at Amloh road Chowk.

The yatra then left for Sri Fatehgarh Sahib Gurdwara where the bus would halt for two nights.

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