Tercentenary of Guru Granth Sahib Coronation

October 20, 2008

Author: I P Singh

Source: Times of India/TNN


Lakhs of Sikhs as well as people from other faiths participated in the celebrations in connection with the tercentenary — 300 years — of Guruta Gadi Diwas (coronation) of Guru Granth Sahib on Sunday. The Guru Manyo Granth Jagriti Yatra, which started from Takht Hazoor Sahib in Nanded and spanned the length and breadth of the country, was the high watermark of Sikh celebrations.

While the main function in Punjab is culminating at Takht Damdama Sahib on October 20, Hazoor Sahib Nanded will be witnessing the devotion of millions celebrating '300 Saal Guru de Naal' for a week beginning October 27 to November 4. The celebrations there will begin with 'Takhat Snan' of Sachkhand, Nanded, on October 27. After that, a series of events will take place during the Shatabdi Samagam from October 29 to November 4.

The contributors to the Granth are Sikhs Gurus as well as 15 Hindu and Muslim Bhagtas, which emphasises the eclectic nature of the faith.