Pakistan’s reverence for the ‘saint of peace’ – Baba Guru Nanak


Hundreds of Sikh pilgrims from throughout the globe have gathered within the Nankana Sahib district of Punjab to rejoice the 552nd delivery anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak, the founding father of their faith.

The 10-day celebrations started on Wednesday in Nankana Sahib – the birthplace of Baba Guru Nanak with Akhand Path, a studying of 1,430 pages of the holy guide of Sikhism, the Granth Sahib.

Pakistan is house to among the most necessary pilgrimage websites for Sikhs. They embrace the birthplace of Baba Guru Nanak, who was born in 1469, Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara, and Gurdwara Panja Sahib in Hasan Abdal.

Sikhs from Afghanistan have arrived in Pakistan by the Torkham Border and A gaggle of Indian Sikh pilgrims has arrived on November 17 by the Wahga border. Throughout the celebrations, Sikh pilgrims will even be visiting Darbar Kartarpur Sahib.

The delivery anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak can be celebrated on November 19 and the federal government of Pakistan has made elaborate preparations to facilitate the Sikh pilgrims to go to the delivery place of Guru Nanak and carry out their spiritual rites.

The federal government issued 3,000 visas to Indian Sikhs and the pilgrims might be prolonged all attainable conveniences throughout their keep in Pakistan to rejoice their spiritual occasion and go to totally different spiritual websites positioned throughout the nation. 

The occasion, aside from the celebrations, will even embrace assembly with the Pakistani management, media personalities and holding cultural occasions.

The pilgrims will even go to their holy websites in a number of components of Punjab, together with Kartarpur sahib, the place Guru Nanak settled and died in 1539.

However a chill in bilateral ties over IIOJK, the federal government has opened the Kartarpur hall to permit Indian pilgrims to go to the holy Sikh shrine in Pakistan.

The variety of Sikhs dwelling in Pakistan is estimated to be between 30,000 – 40,000, however the nation is host to among the most necessary pilgrimage websites for the faith.


They embrace the birthplace of Baba Guru Nanak, who was born in 1469, Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara and Gurdwara Panja Sahib in Hasan Abdal city, the place the handprint of Guru Nanak is believed to be imprinted on a boulder.

Since Partition, Pakistan has been making all attainable preparations together with the preservation/ renovation of Sikh sacred websites and increasing services to Sikh pilgrims coming from all around the world. Sikhs from India, Canada, the US, Malaysia and several other different nations go to Pakistan annually.

The federal government has additionally provided visa-free entry to devotees from India and has made all attainable administrative preparations.

It’s pertinent to say that Pakistan had additionally issued a particular coin commemorating the 550th delivery anniversary of Guru Nanak to pay homage.

The inauguration of Kartarpur hall by Prime Minister Imran Khan on November 19, 2019 was welcomed by the worldwide Sikh neighborhood. 

The Sikh neighborhood in Indian Punjab and Haryana had not solely welcomed it but in addition thanked Pakistani management for the present. This was clearly seen within the show of the premier’s posters in Indian Punjab and fluttering of Pakistan flags in Jallandhar in 2019.

Former cricketer turned politician Navjot Singh Sandhu, whereas addressing on the opening of Kartarpur Hall, mentioned the Sikh neighborhood all around the world was grateful to Prime Minister Imran Khan to take the daring step to construct Kartarpur Hall with out beneficial properties or losses, “You will have received hearts of Sikhs”.