The Parkash Utsav marks the birth anniversary of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji, the founder of Sikhism. This is one of the most sacred festivals of Sikhs. Guru Nanak Dev ji was born in the village Rai-Bhoi-di-Talwandi (now called Nankana Sahib), near Lahore, Pakistan in 1469.
To commemorate the 545th Birth Anniversary of Sahib Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji, a religious procession (Nagar Kirtan) was organized by Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Dwarka on Sunday 10th November 2013. The procession was led by Punj Piyaras (Five Beloved) and the Holy Palki of Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji, followed by groups of Kirtani Jathas, Gatka Parties, Bands etc.
On this occasion, Dwarka Sikh Forum has arranged Langar (free meals) adjoining to Sports Complex on the crossing of Sector -5, 6, 10, 11 for each and everyone. Large number of Dwarka residents and representatives of various social and religious groups of the Dwarka Sub City has participated and did the Sewa. On the arrival of Nagar Kirtan at the site, everyone paid the respect to Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji by bowing their heads. Guru Ji brought a social and religious revolution by providing a platform of SANGAT and PANGAT, where people would pray together and eat together irrespective of caste, colour, creed or faith said Arvinder Singh Chhatwal.
Sahib Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji showed us the path of peace and harmony. His message of devotion to God and excellence of conduct can help us in transforming the society, said Sardar Pratap Singh Bhatia, President, Dwarka Sikh Forum.