GUWAHATI, Nov 6 � The 546th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, was celebrated in Assam along with the rest of India today. Special preparations were made for the day in all the gurdwaras to celebrate the birth anniversary of the first guru of the Sikh religion, which falls on the day of Kartik Purnima every year.
In Guwahati, followers of the religion made a beeline to the gurdwaras since morning and took part in langar (community lunch), a tradition started by Guru Nanak to encourage brotherhood and fellow feeling among all sections, irrespective of caste and creed.
Apart from the gurdwaras, the Guru Nanak Mission High School located in Gopinath Nagar (Sarabbhatti) here was specially decorated for the occasion, with thousands taking part in the langar and other spiritual activities.
Reciting of shabads (hymn) continued throughout the day. The akhand paath (recitation of sacred texts without a break) started on Wednesday and its conclusion on Friday will mark the culmination of the celebrations.