Sikhs observe Shaheedi Diwas of Guru Arjun Dev
Lahore, June 17 (ANI): Sikh devotees from across the world, who assembled at Gurudwara Shaheed Asthan, inside Gurudwara Dera Sahib here observed the Shaheedi Diwas of the fifth Sikh guru, Guru Arjun Dev.
American Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (AGPC) Coordinator Pritpal Singh said they have collectively requested the Akal Takht to implement the original Nanakshahi Calendar-2003 by following the due process.
"According to the original Nanakshahi Calendar 2003, today, we have assembled at Gurudwara Dera Sahib to celebrate Shaheedi Diwas of the fifth Sikh guru, Guru Arjun Dev. We celebrate this day as a martyrs day for those who have sacrificed their lives against," Singh said.
A large number of devotees gathered for the procession to pay their obeisance to Guru Granth Sahib.
The arrangements were made by Pakistan Sikh Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee (PSGPC).
Devotees believed that Guru Arjun Dev's sacrifice taught many meaningful motives to the Sikh community.
"On this very day the fifth Sikh guru, Guru Arjun Dev scarified his life and became the source of inspiration for Sikh community. Through his martyrdom he gave meaning and motive to the life of Sikhs. He taught us to live without expectations or seeking the result and maintaining faith in God," Amarinder Singh, a devotee, said.
It was on this day in 1606 that Guru Arjun Dev attained martyrdom after his arrest and torture at the hands of the then Mughal rulers. (ANI)
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