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Sikh pilgrims pour into Lahore
Sikh pilgrims from across the globe are pouring into Lahore to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, founder of the Sikh religion
Lahore: Sikh pilgrims from across the globe are pouring into Lahore to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, founder of the Sikh religion. The famous pilgrimage place of Sikh religion, Darbar Sahib Gurudwara believed to be built at the site where Guru Nanak died, is in Punjab province of Pakistan and most of the Sikh pilgrims coming from foreign countries have arrived early.
The birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev will be celebrated on November 12.
Sikh pilgrims can be spotted in the main markets like Anarkali Bazaar, Delhi Gate, Azam Cloth Market and many such markets.
The Pakistani government and the Pakistan Gurudwara Management Committee have made arrangements to lodge and feed almost 50,000 Sikh pilgrims.
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