India celebrates Guru Nanak ji's marriage anniversary with fervour
By NewsX Bureau
| Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 08:24
New Delhi: First Sikh Guru Nanak Dev ji's 529th marriage anniversary is being celebrated across the country with great enthusiasm on Thursday.
Guru Nanak Dev ji had married Mata Sulakhni in 1487. One interesting fact about the marriage is that Guru Nanak Dev ji had only taken four ‘pheras’ around the fire instead of prescribed seven as he refused to follow the marriage rituals dictated by the Brahmins of that era.
The anniversary is popularly known as 'Babe Da Viah', and is a grand affair not just in the state of Punjab, but throughout the country.