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Devotees throng gurdwaras on Lohri and Guru Gobind Singh’s Birth Anniversary

Born as Gobind Rai, Guru Gobind Singh (1666-1708) is admired by the Sikh community as he founded the Sikh warrior community called Khalsa in 1699.

Shobhit Kalra

Shobhit KalraBy Shobhit Kalra

Published on 13 Jan 2019 7:51 AM GMT

Devotees throng gurdwaras on Lohri and Guru Gobind Singh’s Birth Anniversary
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Chandigarh: Thousands of devotees thronged gurdwaras across the country on the occasion of Lohri and 352nd birth anniversary of 10th Sikh master, Guru Gobind Singh on Sunday.

Born as Gobind Rai, Guru Gobind Singh (1666-1708) is admired by the Sikh community as he founded the Sikh warrior community called Khalsa in 1699.

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He also introduced the Five Ks, the five articles of faith that Khalsa Sikhs wear at all times.

Guru Gobind Singh also continued the formalisation of the religion wrote important Sikh texts and enshrined the scripture the Guru Granth Sahib as Sikhism's eternal Guru.

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To mark the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh, Golden Temple and other gurdwaras witnessed religious fervor. Devotees thronged gurdwaras in the early morning chill to offer prayers.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Punjab Governor V P Singh Badnore and Chief Minister Amarinder Singh greeted people on the occasion of Lohri and birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh.

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Shobhit Kalra

Shobhit Kalra

Writer has 10 years of experience in digital media. Presently working as Chief Sub Editor at newstrack.com. An avid reader and always willing to learn new things and techniques.

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