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Sikh devotees throng Golden Temple to celebrate 411 years of holy book's installation in Amritsar


Sikh devotees throng Golden Temple to celebrate 411 years of holy book's installation in Amritsar

Amritsar, Sept 15 (ANI): Devotees thronged the holy Sikh shrine Golden Temple in Amritsar to be a part of the grand celebrations for the installation of their holy book Guru Granth Sahib.The devotees also took dip in the holy water of the pond surrounding the Golden Temple on the occasion of 411th installation anniversary of the holy book. On the occasion Sikh devotees also carry their holy book in a palanquin during a religious procession inside the premises of the Golden Temple.

The massive project to compile Guru Granth Sahib, which has hymns from some of the 10 Sikh gurus, was undertaken by fifth guru of the Sikhs, Guru Arjan Dev. The whole complex was decorated and lit up to celebrate the occasion.

Devotees were also seen lighting candles and earthen lamps. Devotees came from across India and enjoyed being part of the celebrations.

Every year the Sikhs celebrate the anniversary with great fanfare and fervour with the best part being the fireworks.

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