- Title: Sikhs in India mark tenth Guru's anniversary with colourful procession
- Date: 1st January 2020
- Summary: SIKH MARTIAL BAND PLAYING DRUMS MEN PERFORMING 'GATKA' (SIKH MARTIAL ARTS) VARIOUS OF WOMEN OF THE SIKH MARTIAL BAND PLAYING FLUTES AND DRUMS IN THE PROCESSION
- Embargoed: 15th January 2020 14:41
- Keywords: Amritsar Golden Temple Guru Gobind Singh India Nagar Kirtan Religion Sikhism
- Location: AMRITSAR, PUNJAB, INDIA
- City: AMRITSAR, PUNJAB, INDIA
- Country: India
- Topics: Religion/Belief,Society/Social Issues
- Reuters ID: LVA002BUCBTXR
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Sikh devotees in India's northern Amritsar city carried out a vibrant procession to mark the 353rd birth anniversary of their 10th religious leader, Guru Gobind Singh on Wednesday (January 1).
The procession began from the Golden Temple - the holiest shrine of Sikhism and toured the whole city to conclude at the same spot. Throughout the procession, school children played musical instruments and marched in a militia band, while some also performed 'Gatka' - the Sikh form of martial art.
Guru Gobind Singh is the 10th Sikh Guru, a warrior, poet, philosopher and son of the revered 9th Sikh Guru Tegh Bahadur who founded the Sikh warrior community, Khalsa in the late 17th century.
Sikhs in India form about two per cent of over 1.25 billion population and are largely concentrated in the northern Indian state of Punjab and national capital New Delhi.
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