Amritsar, Punjab: For the first time, the Sikh community will make a concerted effort to trace the roots of Sikhism in the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal, which was visited by Guru Nanak Dev during the course of his third ‘Udasi’.
Taking a step in this direction, former Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti will visit Kathmandu in mid-November.
The invitation to the former jathedar has been sent by a Kathmandu-based society, Sri Guru Nanak Dev Sewa Society International, and Neem Munni, head of Guru Nanak Matth.
The jathedar will head to Balaju, close to the capital city of Nepal.
Vedanti will be accompanied by Gurlad Singh Kahlon, member of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC), who is wellversed with Sikh religion and history.
Giving information on Thursday, Pritipal Singh Sandhu, spokesperson of Vedanti, said, “It is for the first time that an effort is being made to find out the links of Sikhism with the Hindu kingdom.”
Vedanti along with the others will participate in the ‘Akhand Paath’ (continuous recitation of Gurbani) on November 15 at Guru Nanak Matth of Neem Munni.
The ‘bhog’ ceremony will take place on November 17. Sandhu said Neem Munni had urged Vedanti to undertake a detailed study of Guru Nanak’s stay in Nepal.