- Main Event of 550th Prakash Parv will be celebrated on Tuesday at Hamidia Road, Nanaksar Gurdwara
- Nagar Kirtan Yatra will be taken out, durbars were adorned, 3000 balloons blown up in Piplani
- Anecdote … The tank whose water had cured a person’s leprosy still exists
Bhopal: On November 12, at the Hamidia Road, Nanaksar Gurdwara will be decked up to commemorate the 550th Prakash Parv of Guru Nanak Dev. Scholars of the Kirtan Durbar and Ragi Jattha will narrate the stories of the bravery of the Gurus.
Ardas will be done before offering prayers to Guru Granth Sahib. Diwan will be decked up and langar (mass feast) will be organised. Thousands of people from the Sikh community gathered at the Piplani Gurdwara on Monday and they celebrated with glee by blowing up balloons.
During this period, the centre of biggest faith and attraction will be the Tekri Gurdwara located at Idgah Hills, where Guru Nanak Dev came while visiting India 500 years ago. His footprints are still present here as a memory on a stone. A lamp will be lit there.
Kirtan Chal Samaroh: Committee Secretary Amrik Singh said that the Kirtan Chal Samaroh or procession will be taken out from the Gurdwara at Shahjahanabad Regiment Road, which will reach Nanaksar Gurdwara at Hamidia Road while passing through various routes. On November 12, there will be many other events along with the Kirtan Durbar.
Guru Nanak Dev stayed at Idgah Tekri: Sardar Tejkulpal Singh Pali, son of the founder and first chairman of Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee Sardar Gurbaksh Singh, says that Guru Nanak Dev came to Bhopal during his visit to India. Then he stayed here at Idgah Tekri for some time. My father used to say that in a hut there lived a person named Ganpatlal, who was a leprosy patient. At the behest of Pir Jalaluddin, he met Guru Nanak Dev and fell on his feet.
Thousands still reaching today: When Guruji asked his companions to fetch water, they went out to find water, but as no water was found nearby, he sent them again. This time they saw a water source erupting there. When they sprinkled this water on Ganpat’s body, he fainted. When his eyes opened, Nanakji was not there, but there were marks of his feet and Ganpatlal’s leprosy had been cured. Tejkulpal Singh Pali says that it has been mentioned by scholars and historians of Delhi and Amritsar at many places.
Bhopal Nawabs had given land for Gurudwara: The present president of the management committee, Paramveer Singh, told that Sardar Gurubakhsh Singh had taken this place for the gurdwara in the Nawabi princely state. He informed that the hut of Ganpatlal, water source pond and footmark are still present, which have been covered and preserved. This place is also known as Gurudwara Bavli Sahab Ramnagar.