Four ‘birs’ of Guru Granth Sahib burnt in fire in a village gurdwara

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Rupnagar
  • Updated: May 05, 2016 16:27 IST

Four ‘birs’ of the Guru Granth sahib were burnt in a fire at a gurdwara in Magror village near Rupnagar on the intervening night of May 4 and 5.

The fire,which was noticed around 3 am on Thursday at the ‘Sukhasan’ room by a sewadar of the gurdwara,who informed the villagers. The villagers further informed the Gurdwara Bhatta Sahib Rupnagar manager Jasbir Singh Ghungrali Sikhan.

The fire was reportedly caused due to electric short circuit from a running fan. On getting the information, senior police officials also reached the spot

Later on, Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib jathedar Giani Mal Singh, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee(SGPC) members Ajmer Singh Khera and Paramjit Singh Lakhewal along with officials of Gurdwara Bhatta Sahib reached the gurdwara.

Giani Mal Singh said that bhog of an akand path (indefinite prayer) will be held on May 12 at Gurdwara Sahib Magror as repentance of the burning of ‘birs’.

The burnt ‘Birs’ of Guru Granth Sahib have been sent to Goindwal Sahib for cremation as per Sikh tenets.

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