PAKISTAN

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Nankana Sahib: Shrine of Guru Nanak


Gurdwara Nankana Sahib is highly revered as it is the birth place of Guru Nanak. The city named Nankana Sahib came up around the Gurdwara in Sheikhupura, Pakistan. The town has nine gurdwaras including the Gurdwara Janam Asthan which marks the birth place of Guru Nanak Dev. Each of the gurdwaras is related with important events in Guru Nanak's life. Annually some 25,000 Sikh pilgrims visit the town with about 15,000 gathering during the peak season around the birthday celebrations of Guru Nanak.

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