Parkash Purb of Sri Guru Ramdas Ji | Devotees pay obeisance, takes holy dip in 'sarovar' at Golden Temple
Parkash Purb of Sri Guru Ramdas Ji: The Parkash Purb of Sri Guru Ramdas Ji is an important Sikh celebration that commemorates the birth anniversary of Guru Ramdas Ji, the fourth of the ten Sikh Gurus.
Parkash Purb means "the day of light," signifying the illumination and enlightenment brought by the Guru.
Parkash Purb (birth anniversary) of fourth Sikh Guru, Sri Guru Ramdas Ji is celebrated with great enthusiasm and religious fervour.
Countless devotees pay obeisance at Sri Darbar Sahib, supreme Sikh shrine, and also took a holy dip in the ‘saro’ on the occasion.
To mark Parkash Purb (birth anniversary) of fourth Sikh Guru, Sri Guru Ramdas Ji, devotees paid obeisance at the Golden Temple and took a holy dip in the Amrit Saras Kund (pool of immortality) in Amritsar on the birth anniversary of the fourth Guru of Sikhs, Guru Ram Das.
Devotees from across the country thronged the Golden Temple on Monday on the occasion of the birthday of Guru Ramdas. Pilgrims started arriving at the Darbar Sahib early in the morning to offer their prayers.
On the auspicious occasion, Sri Harmandir Sahib is decorated with aromatic flowers from across the country and abroad to mark the 'Parkash Purab' (birth anniversary) of the fourth Sikh Guru.
Hundreds of quintals of different kinds of flowers were arranged to embellish the entire passage leading to the sanctum sanctorum, Darshani Deori and the walls of the Akal Takht.
Guru Ram Das played a significant role in shaping Sikhism, establishing the town of Ramdaspur, now known as Amritsar, and founding the Harmandir Sahib, famously known as the Golden Temple.
Guru Ram Das was the fourth of the ten Sikh gurus and was born into a family based in Lahore. He is credited with founding and building the city of Amritsar in the Sikh tradition.
Guru Ram Das composed 638 hymns, or about ten percent of the hymns in the Guru Granth Sahib. He was a celebrated poet and composed his work in 30 ancient ragas of Indian classical music.
- With inputs from agencies