Thousands of Sikh faithful celebrate during Nagar Kirtan

Parade through west Abbotsford draws thousands to area streets

  • Sep. 4, 2011 12:00 p.m.
Thousands of Sikhs followed the Nagar Kirtan procession as it travelled from the Gurwarda Sahib Kalgidhar Darbar Temple on  Blueridge Drive and back again on Sunday morning.

Thousands of Sikhs followed the Nagar Kirtan procession as it travelled from the Gurwarda Sahib Kalgidhar Darbar Temple on Blueridge Drive and back again on Sunday morning.

Several thousand people attended Sunday morning’s Nagar Kirtan (Sikh parade) as it travelled from the Gurwarda Sahib Kalgidhar Darbar through the streets of west Abbotsford and  back to the temple by late afternoon. The parade is part of the Sikh custom involving the processional singing of holy hymns throughout the community.  While practiced at any time, it is customary in the month of Vaisakhi.

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