Hyderabad: Sikhs around the world will celebrate the 551st Prakash Utsav, the birth anniversary of the first Sikh guru, Guru Nanak, on 29 and 30 November. To mark the important occasion, the Prabhandak Committee of Gurudwara Saheb Secunderabad (GSS) will organise two deewans (congregations) on 30 November at the GSS from 9.30 a.m to 2.30 p.m and from 9.30 p.m to 2 a.m.

The committee president, S. Baldev Singh, and secretary S. Avtar Singh said the event will be marked by the recitations of gurbani keertans (holy hymns) by the reputed ragi jathas (religious preachers) who have been specially invited from various parts of the country to render shabad keertans.

Bhai Amarjit Singhji from Patiala, Punjab, GSS head priest Giani Jagdev Singh, and Bhai Harpreet Singh Hazuri ragi jatha and other reputed ragi jathas will recite shabad keertans and kathas and throw light on the teachings of the Sikh gurus.

On 29 November, two deewans will be held at the gurudwara in Secunderabad from 5 a.m to 10.30 a.m and from 7 p.m to 9 p.m in which the reputed preachers will recite gurbani keertans. After the culmination of the congregation, guru ka langar (free community kitchen) will be served to the devotees.


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