After opening of Kartarpur corridor to facilitate Sikh pilgrims to perform their religious rituals, now Pakistan has once again took another initiative to establish peace in the region as Pakistan has issued visas to over 220 Hindu pilgrims from India to attend the 310th birthday celebrations of Shiv Avtari Satguru Sant Shadaram Sahib in Sukkur, the High Commission in New Delhi said on Wednesday.
“The issuance of pilgrimage visas is in line with the Government of Pakistan’s efforts for promoting visits to religious shrines and people-to-people exchanges. It also reflects the commitment of the Government of Pakistan to faithfully implement the bilateral Protocol on Visits to Religious Shrines,” the Pakistan High Commission said in a statement. “Pakistan remains committed to preserving sacred religious places and providing all possible facilitation for the visiting pilgrims of all faiths,” said the High Commission.
Earlier over 3000 Sikh pilgrims were arrived in Pakistan to attend the birth anniversary of Baba Guiru Nanak Dev Ji.
The birthday celebrations of Shiv Avtari Satguru Sant Shadaram Sahib are taking place at the Shadani Darbar Tirth, a 300-year old temple, from December 5 to Dec 16. The Foundation of Shadani Darbar was laid at Hayat Pitafi Tehsil Mirpur Mathelo Dist: Ghotki Sindh ( Pakistan ) in the year of 1786 by Saint Shadaram Saheb was born at lahore in punjab in 1708. Sant Shadaram Saheb undertook a long Pilgrimage and reached Mathelo Sindh in 1768 , where he ultimately settled and enshrined the Holy Shadani Darbar at Hayat Pitafi.
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18 February, 2019