Watch video: Golden temple lit up for Guru Nanak Jayanti celebrations

Published: Nov 14, 2016, 14:26 IST | mid-day online correspondent

The beautiful and sacred Golden temple, also known as Harmandir Sahib in Amritsar was lit up on the occasion of Guru Nank Jayanti

The beautiful and sacred Golden temple, also known as Harmandir Sahib in Amritsar was lit up on the occasion of Guru Nank Jayanti.

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Thousands of devotees thronged gurdwaras across Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh on Monday to offer prayers on the occasion of 'Gurpurab' - the birth anniversary of the first Sikh guru, Nanak Dev.

The holiest of Sikh shrines 'Harmandar Sahib', popularly known as the Golden Temple, in Amritsar and other gurdwaras elsewhere saw religious fervour to the fore on 'Gurpurab'.

Thousands of people, from various faiths, reached the Golden Temple complex early Monday morning to offer prayers marking the birth anniversary of the founder of Sikhism.

The shrine complex was decorated with lighting. Hymns were rendered at the holy shrine and hundreds of other gurdwaras across the region to mark the occasion.

Tight security arrangements were made around all leading Sikh shrines in Punjab.

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