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84 Sikh pilgrims arrive in Pakistan for 'Jor Mela'

Press Trust of India  |  Lahore 

Eighty-four devotees from arrived today in on a special train to observe the death anniversary of fifth Dev on June 16.

The pilgrims were received at the Wagah railway station by officials of the (ETPB), including Tariq Khan, and and of the Gurdwara Parbhandak Committee Sardar Tara Singh.

ETPB told that 84 pilgrims arrived to attend the fair held annually to observe the death anniversary of their fifth Sikh Dev.

According to Sikhism, the event is also called Shaheedi Jor Mela or Shaheedi Purab of Dev Ji.

During their stay in Pakistan, the devotees are scheduled to visit and pay obeisance at various Sikh shrines.

The pilgrims left for Gurdwara Panja Sahib in Hasan Abdal and would return to Gurdwara Dera Sahib on June 16 to attend the main event, he said, adding that they would leave for on June 17.

Visiting Sikh said is a second home of the pilgrims.

"We come here to pay homage to our gurus. We love this land," he said and stressed for more people-to-people contact.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, June 08 2018. 23:50 IST