In Pakistan Village Muslims Prepare Langar & Devotees Renovate & Reopen Gurdwara

Interestingly, there is no Sikh population in Janoji and entire arrangements were made by members of the Hindu and Musli...

Editor's note: The following article has not been altered from it's original version. However please note that Sindhi Nanakpanthis follow the teachings of Guru Nanak. They may identify themselves as Sikh or Hindu or both. An 'either or' label is not nessesary. The intention in sharing this information is to highlight community cohesiveness.   

Interestingly, there is no Sikh population in Janoji and entire arrangements were made by members of the Hindu and Muslim communities.

The followers of Guru Nanak (Nanak Naam Lewa) have renovated and reopened a gurdwara at a village in Pakistan’s Sindh that had been lying closed since the Partition. Apart from the Sri Guru Granth Sahib, a Bhagwad Gita has also been installed at Gurdwara Baba Nanak...

...Interestingly, there is no Sikh population in Janoji and entire arrangements were made by members of the Hindu and Muslim communities. “The local Muslim villagers arranged langar for the devotees. They prepared lunch and karha prasad and also decorated the gurdwara for opening day. Nanak Naam Lewa Sangat chanted Waheguru prayers as well as aarti,” Sikandar said, adding that Hindus in Sindh are ardent followers of Nanak and call themselves “Nanakpanthis”.

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“A caretaker will now live at the gurdwara and the Bhagwad Gita will continue to remain installed here. However, since there is a proper maryada to be followed for sewa of Guru Granth Sahib, the Holy book will be taken back to Salehpat main gurdwara and will be brought here once a year till we do not get a permanent granthi,” he added...

...In Sindh province of Pakistan which has the highest Hindu population, people continue to follow Nanakpanthi culture and are followers of Nanak despite being Hindus.

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