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ROUSING RECEPTION: Sikhs receiving the ‘Jagriti Yatra’ of Sri Guru Granth Sahib in Belgaum on Tuesday.
ROUSING RECEPTION: Sikhs receiving the ‘Jagriti Yatra’ of Sri Guru Granth Sahib in Belgaum on Tuesday.

Staff Correspondent

Belgaum: The “jagriti ratha yatra” organised to mark 300th year of consecration of Nanded-based Gurta Gadi of Sri Guru Granth Sahib, revered as the eternal guru by the Sikhs, entered Karnataka on Tuesday.

The ratha or the chariot carrying Sri Guru Granth Sahib and the holy weapons possessed by Sri Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth and last guru of Sikh community who fought injustice and tyranny, was accorded a warm welcome at Rani Channamma Circle in the city on its arrival from Sangli in Maharashtra.

The Sachkhand Gurudwara at Nanded had organised the tercentenary celebration of Gurta Gaddi, which is of great relevance to the Sikh community. The yatra is touring parts of the country with a view to spread the message of oneness and universal love as professed by Sri Guru Granth Sahib.

People from all walks of life, who took a break to have a glimpse of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib and the holy weapons, offered flowers and received “Prasad” and sought blessings.

The “ratha yatra” proceeded to Goa later in the afternoon. On the occasion, the Sadh Sangat Gurudwara Committee of Beglaum had organised langar (Mahaprasad) at the Gurudwara in Tilakwadi.

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