Handwritten Sikh relics to be displayed in Jagriti Yatra


In 1708, the sacred scripture of Sikhs Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji was empowered with the status of Guru by the last Sikh Guru Sri Guru Gobind Singh. The year 2008 marks the 300th year of its completion.

To mark this graceful occasion, the handwritten Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji and other relics, along with medieval weapons (sastars) used by Guru Gobind Singh to fight against the oppressors in our country will be displayed in the Jagriti Yatra, to be held in the city on January 3.

The yatra will be completed in three phases distributed over a span of about six months.

The Yatra, which has started from Takht Sri Hazur Sahib, Nanded, Maharashtra where the weapons and the relics are preserved, will reach Kolkata on January 3. The yatra has already covered Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jharkhand. From West Bengal, it is scheduled to reach Bihar on January 13 putting an end to the first phase.

The second phase is slated to begin on January 16 from Bihar. It will then proceed to Amritsar. At a press meet to mark the anointment ceremony of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, Sardar Saran Singh, Editor, Sikh Review, said, “Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji is our spiritual leader, guide and philosopher.”

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