Sikh community across the Valley on Friday celebrated Guru Nanak Jayanti or Gurpurab in Kashmir. It is also known as ‘Guru Nanak’s Prakash Utsav’ and Guru Nanak Gurpurab that marks the significance of the birth of the first Sikh Guru – Guru Nanak.

This day, celebrated as a festival, falls in the month of Kartik (November), according to the Hindu calendar. Thousands of devotees in the Muslim majority Kashmir Valley also performed their religious duties with zest and zeal to celebrate the day.

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Women Sikh devotees sell religious books outside the Gurudwara Chati Patshahi in Srinagar. Photograph by Bhat Burhan for The Kashmir Walla

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Cleric at the Guruduwara Chati Patshahi in Srinagar. Photograph by Bhat Burhan for The Kashmir Walla

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Devotees from across the Valley gather at the Gurudwara Chati Patshahi in Srinagar on Friday for Gurpurab. Photograph by Bhat Burhan for The Kashmir Walla

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A devotee prays on the occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti at Gurudwara Chati Patshahi in Srinagar. Photograph by Bhat Burhan for The Kashmir Walla

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Sikh devotees arrange sweets on the occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti at the Guruduwara Chati Patshahi in Srinagar on Friday. Photograph by Bhat Burhan for The Kashmir Walla

 


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