Baba Nanak’s Urs starts in Kartarpur with 30,000 pilgrims’ participation
More than 30,000 devotees, mostly foreign pilgrims would participate in the three days event. The Darbar Sahib was decorated with electric lamps and beautiful bouquets.
On Monday, the religious ceremony began with a prayer service at 10 am. On September 21, the procession of Nagar Kirtan would be led by 5 loved ones to the zero line.
During the first day celebrations, Nishan Sahib and Chola Sahib's serving ceremony was also held.
Pilgrims performed religious rites and participated in the collective prayers. They also visited the places and objects attributed to Baba Guru Nanak.
On the other hand, a new bus equipped with special facilities for the Nagar Kirtan procession has reached Kartarpur. Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee member Inderjit Singh said that the procession of Nagar Kirtan headed by 5 loved ones would go to Zero Line on September 21, in which Indian Sangats (companions) would be invited.
During the Urs celebrations, the pilgrims were treated to a breakfast of lentil bread, samosas and tea. During the stay, pilgrims would also be treated to curry-pakora, mixed vegetables, pickles, palao (cooked rice), tea and beverages.
Reporter: Yasser Arafat