Guru Nanak Jayanti 2017: Several devotees thronged gurdwaras across Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and other states to offer prayers on the occasion of ‘Gurpurab’ – the birth anniversary of the first Sikh guru, Nanak Dev. The holiest of Sikh shrines ‘Harmandir Sahib’, popularly known as the Golden Temple, in Amritsar, and other gurdwaras elsewhere saw religious fervour to mark the birth anniversary of the founder of Sikhism. ‘Langars’ (community kitchen), were arranged at most gurdwaras across India. Reports of Gurupurab celebrations were received from Nankana Sahib, the birthplace of the Guru Nanak Dev, 100 km from Lahore in Pakistan. Nearly 2,600 Sikh devotees have gone to Pakistan to celebrate Gurpurab at Nankana Sahib in Pakistan.
Let's take a look at how people are celebrating Gurupurab: