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Sikh Pilgrims arrives Kartarpur Darbar Sahib to celebrate Nagar Kirtan

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

08th Mar, 2020. 11:29 am
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Sikh Pilgrims

More than 550 Sikh pilgrims arrived Kartarpur Darbar Sahib on Sunday to celebrate the custom of Nagar Kirtan.

It was reported that 585 Sikh pilgrims arrived at Kartarpur Darbar Sahib barefoot to celebrate the custom of Nagar Kirtan.

58,311 pilgrims have visited the darbar from India so far while 9,904 Sikhs from United States (US), Canada, Australia, Malaysia and Singapore also offered their prayers at Kartarpur.

On the other hand, the record shows that 98 Sikhs residing in Pakistan also toured the holy site.

The Darbar authorities told proper screening of the pilgrims carried out however, no case of coronavirus found so far.

Kartarpur Corridor for Sikhs across the world is one of the holiest shrines.

It the same place where Sikh religious leader Guru Nanak spent days leading up to his death.

It the place where Guru Nanak after a long pilgrimage of almost three decades finally decided to settle.

Believed that Guru Nanak spent his last years in Kartarpur farming and spreading the message of peace.

Guru Nanak lived at Kartarpur Ravi for over 17 years and this place became the principal seat of Sikh faith.

Kartarpur Corridor welcomed enthusiastically by the Sikh community,

It represents a rare instance of co-operation between the two countries, which have fought three wars against each other since independence.

On 9th November 2019, Prime Minister Imran Khan  inaugurated  historic Kartarpur corridor  for Sikh Pilgrims

Former Prime Minister of India and former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu also attended the inauguration ceremony of Kartpur corridor.

More than 10,000 Sikh pilgrims arrived Pakistan to take part in the ceremony.

On the occasion, Manmohan Singh said that a historic day for the Sikh community.

The inauguration ceremony held three days before the 550th birth anniversary Baba Guru Nanak celebrated on Nov. 12.

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