As part of the 2013 Vaisakhi celebations a Nagar Kirtan was held where the Guru Granth Sahib Ji was taken in a procession to each of the Gurdwaras in Bradford. Nagar means “town” and Kirtan is the “singing of spiritual hymns”.
In 2013 over 10,000 Sikhs took part in the Nagar Kirtan which was held on Sunday 14th April and started from the Gurdwara Singh Sabha .
The route for the Nagar Kirtan was as follows:
- Gurdwara Singh Sabha
- Ramgarhia Sikh Gurdwara
- Gurdwara Amrit Parchar Dharmik Diwan
- Gurdwara Guru Nanak Dev Ji
- Guru Gobind Singh Gurdwara
- Return to the Gurdwara Singh Sabha
The route was 4.5 miles long and can be viewed on this map.
Here are some pictures from the Nagar Kirtan – click on any picture to view as a slideshow.
Gurdwara Singh Sabha
Start on the Nagar Kirtan from the Gurdwara Singh Sabha where there was a Gakta demonstration and the walk along Otley Road to the Ramgarhia Sikh Gurdwara
Ramgarhia Sikh Gurdwara
Stop at the Ramgarhia Sikh Gurdwara and the walk along Bolton Road to the Gurdwara Amrit Parchar Dharmik Diwan
Gurdwara Amrit Parchar Dharmik Diwan
Stop at the Gurdwara Amrit Parchar Dharmik Diwan and the walk along the Shipley Airedale Road to the Gurdwara Guru Nanak Dev Ji
Gurdwara Guru Nanak Dev Ji
Stop at the Gurdwara Guru Nanak Dev Ji and the walk back along Shipley Airedale Road to the Guru Gobind Singh Gurdwara
Guru Gobind Singh Gurdwara
Stop at the Guru Gobind Singh Gurdwara and the walk back to the Gurdwara Singh Sabha
The Nagar Kirtan was also mentioned in the Bradford Telegraph and Argus newspaper.