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Hundreds of Sikh pilgrims converge in northwest Pakistan

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Tons of of Sikh pilgrims from India and Pakistan converged on a temple in northwestern Pakistan to rejoice Vaisakhi, one of the crucial essential festivals for the Sikhs.

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Some 800 Sikh devotees got here from neighboring India to the Sikh holy web site of Gurdwara Punjab Sahib, within the city of Hasan Abdal.

It was the primary time that some Sikhs had been in a position to go to Gurdwara Punjab Sahib and different shrines in Pakistan for the reason that begin of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Vaisakhi, which falls on April 13 or 14 relying on which of two dueling calendars one follows, marks the day in 1699 when Sikhism took its present kind.

Pilgrims additionally flock to the touch the imprint of a hand on a stone wall believed to be that of Guru Nanak, the founding father of Sikh faith.

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Throughout the celebration, pilgrims additionally wash and youngsters pray within the sacred waters that encompass the internal sanctum of the Gurdawara.

The water has a particular significance for the bathers.

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Sikhs consider the spring that feeds the moat was created by a miracle carried out by Guru Nanak by making an countless fountain of water spring up from barren land.

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