Thousands throng Guru Ka Lahore to commemorate Guru Gobind Singh's wedding anniversary

  • Bahadurjeet Singh, Hindustan Times, Ananadpur Sahib
  • Updated: Jan 25, 2015 00:04 IST

Thousands of devotees paid obeisance at the Guru Ka Lahore Gurudwara, situated on the Punjab-Himachal Pradesh border in Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh, to commemorate the wedding anniversary of the tenth sikh Guru Gobind Singh and Mata Jito Ji.

The wedding anniversary of the Guru is celebrated every year on Basant Panchami and a fair is organised at Guru Ka Lahore, as Guru Gobind Singh's marriage was solemenised here. The celebrations began on Friday with 'baraat' which went to Guru Ka Lahore from Gurdwara Bhora Sahib Anandpur Sahib in the form of a nagar kirtan.

On Saturday, bhog of Sri Akhand path and religious diwans were held at the gurudwara.

It was a festive atmosphere at Guru Ka Lahore as devotees arrived from Punjab and Himachal Pradesh. The devotees also visited Gurdwara Triveni Sahib, Gurdwara Paur Sahib and Gurdwara Sehra Sahib. A number of them took a dip in the holy sarovar.

"I visit Guru Ka Lahore every year to participate in the wedding anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh and Mata Jito ji. It is a privilege that I am participating in the celebrations this year also," said Gurmeet Singh of Rupnagar.

The langar organized by Sant Labh Singh was a huge hit and had nine types of sweets including laddoos, barfi, pinni and pere.

As per historical scriptures, the engagement of young Gobind Rai had taken place with Mata Jito Ji under his father Guru Tegh Bahadur, but the marriage had been postponed because of the elder Guru's martyrdom in November 1675.

It must be also mentioned that keeping in view the demand of the devotees, the Himachal Pradesh government had exempted the vehicles from Punjab visiting Guru Ka Lahore from the toll charged at the Punjab-Himachal Pradesh border.

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