New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday greeted the nation on Guru Nanak Jayanti and underlined the message of prosperous and harmonious.
PM Modi took to Twitter to extend his greeting as he tweeted, "Gurupurab wishes to everyone. The inspiring teachings of the venerable Guru Nanak guide us in creating a prosperous & harmonious society."
Gurupurab wishes to everyone. The inspiring teachings of the venerable Guru Nanak guide us in creating a prosperous & harmonious society.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 14, 2016
Meanwhile, thousands of devotees thronged gurdwaras across Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh on Monday to offer prayers on the occasion of 'Gurpurab' - the birth anniversary of the first Sikh guru, Nanak Dev.
The holiest of Sikh shrines 'Harmandar Sahib', popularly known as the Golden Temple, in Amritsar and other gurdwaras elsewhere saw religious fervour to the fore on 'Gurpurab'.
Tight security arrangements were made around all leading Sikh shrines in Punjab.
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal also greeted people on the occasion of 'Gurpurab' and urged them to follow the Guru's teachings and maintain peace and harmony.
Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, was born on April 15, 1469. His birth anniversary is celebrated is celebrated as Guru Nanak Jayanthi and Prakash Utsav on Kartik Poornima, the full moon day in the month of Kartik.
This is one of the most sacred festivals in Sikhism.