Chandigarh, Jan 11 (Agencies): Devotees thronged the
Gurudwaras in Punjab and Haryana on the occasion of the birth
anniversary of 10th Sikh Guru Gobind Singh today.

        Despite intense cold conditions, Sikh devotees reached
the Gurudwaras early morning and took a dip in the sarovars
(water tanks) attached to the historic shrines at a number of
places, including Amritsar, Muktsar, Faridkot, Takhtpura and
Nanaksar (Moga) and offered prayers.

 People also listened to the Kirtan and attended
'Akhand Path' ceremonies in various towns in the two states as
well as the union territory of Chandigarh.

 Free community kitchens (Langars) were also organised
on this occasion in Gurudwaras.