Sikh community celebrate Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s birthday across Kashmir


SRINAGAR: Devotees of Sikh community in the Kashmir Valley on Wednesday thronged Gurdwaras on the auspicious occasion of Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s birthday, also known as Guru Purab, to pay obeisance on his 357 birthday.
The largest gathering was witnessed at Gurudwara Chatti Padshahi Rainawari in Srinagar where hundreds of men, women and children visited on the occasion and paid obeisance. Devotees on the occasion prayed for peace, prosperity and wellbeing of all, besides divine mercy was sought to end the ongoing dry spell in Jammu and Kashmir.
Devotees told the STATE TIMES that amidst unusual weather conditions in J&K, people from every faith must turn to their religion and seek mercy from the Creator, which is the only possible way to end this dry spell.
“Kashmir is famous for its natural beauty. Any absence of snow at this juncture may trigger catastrophic situation in future. So people from all communities must seek mercy from Almighty to end this dry spell,” said devotees.
Similar gatherings took place in other parts of the Valley where member of the community rushed to Gurudwaras and prayed for peace and wellbeing.
Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Vijay Kumar Bhiduri, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Bilal Mohi-u-din and IGP Kashmir Zone Virdi Kumar Birdi took part in Gurupurab Celebrations in Chatti Padshahi Srinagar.
On this occasion, the Divisional Commissioner congratulated the community and prayed for peaceful atmosphere for Jammu and Kashmir in coming days . “Kashmir is known for brotherhood and that is why we celebrate every festival with religious fervour and happiness”, he said.
IGP interacted with the Gurudwara management, local authorities and community leaders to ensure seamless coordination for the comfort and safety of the worshippers.

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