Amritsar: On the occasion of the 551st birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, devotees offered prayers at Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) in Amritsar today.
COVID-19 protocols were followed by devotees inside the Golden Temple.
People from far and wide came to offer their prayers and lit candles in the temple premises. The temple has been illuminated with elaborate lights.
President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak Dev and wished citizens on his birth anniversary.
Taking to Twitter, the President said that Guru Nanak Dev showed people the path of unity, harmony, fraternity, comity and service and gave an economic philosophy to realise a lifestyle based on hardwork, honesty and self-respect.
PM Modi prayed that the Sikh Guru's thoughts keep motivating people to serve society and ensure a better planet.
Guru Nanak Jayanti is celebrated with much joy and merriment throughout the country and different parts of the world on the full moon day of the Kartik month as per the Hindu calendar.
It is also observed as Kartik Poornima.