Fatehgarh Sahib (Pb): The three-day annual ‘Shaheedi Jor Mela’, in memory of Guru Gobind Singh’s two younger sons who were bricked alive, concluded here today.
On the occasion, a traditional religious procession was taken out from Gurdwara Fatehgarh Sahib to Gurdwara Jyoti Saroop.
To mark the concluding ceremony, Harpal Singh, Fatehgarh Sahib Head Priest, performed ‘Ardas’ (prayer) and then a religious procession commenced from the historic Gurdwara.
The procession was led by Guru Granth Sahib, the holy scripture placed in a ‘Palki Sahib’ (palanquin).
Braving thick fog and cold wave Sikhs drawn from different parts of country and abroad participated in religious procession under the aegis of the Shiromani Gurudwara Parbhandhak Committee (SGPC).
Different ‘gatka’ (sikh martial arts) performing parties were the main attraction of the procession, where distinctive skills of martial arts were exhibited.
The procession completed its 2 km distance at Gurudwara Jyoti Swarup, where the two sons, Zorawar Singh and Fateh Singh, of Guru Gobind Singh were cremated.
A siren was also sounded in the memory of the young Sahibzadas at the time of concluding ‘ardas’.
SGPC president Kirpal Singh Badungar, Golden temple Head Granthi Jagtar Singh, Keshgarh Sahib Head Granthi Phulla Singh, Gurdwara Dukh Niwaran Head Granth Parnam Singh, Damdami Taksal chief Baba Harnam Singh Khalsa, Tarna Dal chief Baba Nagar Singh, and SGPC members among others participated in the procession.