Tribune News Service
Batala, August 31
The 520th marriage anniversary of Guru Nanak was celebrated with fervour here today. The devotees took out the “barat” of Guru Nanak from Sultan Lodi in Kapurthala district to Batala.
The “barat” comprises The Beloved Five and thousands of devotees. Langars are organised on roadsides for devotees. At Batala, the “barat” first reached Gurdwara Dera Sahib and then Gurdwara Kandh Sahib.
Guru Nanak was married to Bibi Sulakhni, daughter of Mul Chand Chauna. The district administration today declared holiday in the town for letting the devotees to participate in the ceremonies.
The CM has announced a grant of Rs 19 lakh for setting up the Bibi Sulakhni memorial gate at Umarpura village. The road leading to Gurdwara Kandh Sahib would named after Bibi Sulakhni.