Holy Procession To Mark Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s 350th Birthday Celebration

Coimbatore: As part of 350th birthday celebrations of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the local Gurudwara Singh Sabha has organised week-long celebrations, including procession and mass feeding.

The celebrations, which started last night, will go on till January five, Sabha Vice-President Gurpreet Singh told reporters here today.

A huge procession will be taken out on January one, in which the holy book of Sikh community, Guru Granth Sahib will be placed on a flower decked vehicle, he said.

A musical band, a team peforming traditional martial arts, singing of holy hymns and volunteers moving on motor cycles, will be part of the holy procession, Singh said.

He said there were 50 to 60 Sikh families in and around Coimbatore, adding, Sikhs from Erode, Nilgiris and Tirupur will join the procession as a mark of respect to the 10th Guru.

Another major attraction will be the Langar (common kitchen), where food will be served to the people, cutting across caste barriers, on all the days, Singh said.