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Preston’s Sikh community bring vibrant Nagar Kirtan event to city

Posted on - 15th May, 2016 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston City Centre, What's On in Preston
Credit: Benny McNally

Credit: Benny McNally

Preston’s Sikh community brought a dash of vibrancy to the Flag Market today.

The city was busy with people enjoying a mixture of the event and the glorious sunshine.

The Nagar Kirtan saw the Sikh’s holy scripture carried on a route from Deepdale to the city centre and back.

Credit: Benny McNally

Credit: Benny McNally

An hour’s celebration took place on the Flag Market as part of the procession.

Sikh martial arts, traditional foods and processional singing are all part of the Nagar.

The celebration can be practiced at any time but is particularly traditional during the month of Vaisakhi which begins in the middle of April and is the harvest festival of the Punjab region.

The procession is led by orange-robed Panj Piare, which means “five beloved ones” and the Sikh scripture follows on a float.

Credit: Benny McNally

Credit: Benny McNally

 

 

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