Indian Sikh pilgrims offers religious rituals on Jor Mela

Raza Naqvi

Over 140 Indian Sikh pilgrims flanked with hundreds of local Sikhs on Thursday offered their religious rituals in connection to Jor Mela festivities to commemorate the martyrdom day of Guru Arjan Dev Ji in Punja Sahib.

The Indian Sikh pilgrims reached here through special buses from Wagha border last evening to take part in the festivities.

The Indian Sikh pilgrims were welcomed by Evacuee Trust Property Board officials and office bearers of Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee.

Indian Sikh pilgrims offered several religious rites including Matha Thek or the bowing of the head and Ashnan or the holy bath. Hundreds of followers paid homage to the guru and prominent preachers narrated tales from the guru’s life and talked about the details of his martyrdom in the Mughal era.

Kirthi jathas or religious singing groups put on performances for the congregation and urged people to follow teachings of the fifth guru of Sikhim.

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