Amid the coronavirus surge, thousands of devotees on Saturday paid obeisance at gurdwaras across Punjab to commemorate the 400th Prakash Purb celebrations of Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib.
Religious fervour was seen at Harmandar Sahib, the holiest of Sikh shrines also known as Golden Temple, in Amritsar and other historic gurdwaras across the region as devotees began to assemble since early morning to offer prayers and listen to the 'kirtan' or hymns.
The Golden Temple complex was adorned with lights to mark the occasion.
Chief Minister Amarinder Singh greeted people on the occasion and urged them to watch the events on television and offer 'ardas' for 'Sarbat Da Bhala' from their homes and avoid congregating at the religious places in view of the pandemic.
Although due to weekend lockdown in Punjab, the local Sikh Temples were forced to cancel the scheduled programmes for the day, however, the devotees still managed to reach Gurudwaras to pay obeisance and seek blessings of the ninth Sikh Guru on the occasion of 400th Prakash Purab.
Besides, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today morning visited Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib to pay homage to Guru Teg Bahadur and mark the holy occasion of 400th Prakash Purab.