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550th birth anniversary of Guru Nank Dev being celebrated today

President Kovind will also be part of the festivities at the main event  at Sultanpur Lodhi in Kapurthala district of Punjab.

Celebrations to mark Prakash Parv have begun across the country. Gurudwaras are decorated and kirtans are being held.

Guru Nanak Dev spent more than 15 years at Sultanpur Lodhi in Kapurthala district. and that is where he attained enlightenement.

The Golden Temple in Amritsar has been decorated with flowers. Nagar Kirtan was also taken out on Monday in Amritsar.

Union I&B minister Prakash Javadekar will visit Huzoor Sahib Sachkhand gurudwara in Nanded and apart from serving in the langar, he will also participate in the plantation event of 550 saplings. 

He will also take part in an exhibition organised by the government which will showcase the life journey of Guru Nanak Dev.

Nanded holds great significance for Sikhs. It was in Nanded that the Tenth Guru of Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh, mandated that the Guru Granth Sahib will be the guiding light for the Sikhs like a true Guru in future. The place gets pilgirms from world over.

Guru Nanak Jayanti was born on the full moon day of Kartik month in 1526. Every year, Prakash Parv is celebrated on the same day, also known as Kartik Poornima.

Devotees organise langar at various places on this occasion. The celebrations are not confined to Indian states. Indian High Commission in Dubai has been decorated on the ocassion. In Nepal too, many programmes have been organised. At the Guru Nanak Math in Kathmandu, Akhand Path and Shabad Kirtan were organised. Guru Nanak Dev came to this place in Nepal to meditate during his third Udasi.

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