Tag Archives: gurpurb

New entrance of Darbar Sahib to open soon

Amritsar, Punjab: The ongoing work on the Darbar Sahib Entrance Plaza project has gathered steam. The companies involved say the work on the sprawling open area may be completed within the next couple of months. Sources say the construction of the marble flooring of the plaza has picked up pace. The temporary ‘jora ghar’, which was raised to facilitate the plaza ...

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White House celebrates Gurpurb with Sikh-Americans

Washington, USA: The White House has celebrated the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, in the presence of eminent Sikh-Americans from across the US. Led by Melissa Rogers, Special Assistant to the President and Executive Director, White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, senior officials from the Obama administration turned up to welcome Sikhs who were dressed ...

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The Birthday of Guru Ram Das

Amritsar,Punjab: The day was warm, but not too hot. The sun shone clear over Amritsar and the minarets of the Akal Takht glinted over the walls of the Golden Temple complex walls. It was difficult to move. Walking was more like wading through a rushing sea of people; pilgrims come to celebrate the birth of Guru Ram Das Ji. Guru ...

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Sikh jatha returns home from Pakistan

Amritsar,Punjab: A Sikh jatha, comprising more than 2,000 members, that had gone to Pakistan to celebrate the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev returned on Tuesday. The jatha members expressed satisfaction over the visit and praised the government of Pakistan for the security cover given to them during the visit. The pilgrims returned in special trains which reached the Attari railway ...

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