Sikh guru who founded new alphabet celebrated in Seven Kings

Readings from the Holy book

Readings from the Holy book - Credit: Archant

Special prayer ceremonies and the recitation of the Sikh holy book took place at gurdwaras around the borough to celebrate a guru’s birthday.

Guru Angad, the second of 10 Sikh gurus, was celebrated at the Seven Kings gurdwara, High Road, Seven Kings. Mankamal Singh, treasurer at the gurdwara, said: “We held special prayer ceremonies to remember and reflect upon the great influence of Guru Angad.”

Guru Angad was born 509 years ago and was the son of a trader before becoming a disciple.

After tests of faith by the founder of Sikhism Guru Nanak, he was appointed as his successor and given the name Angad which means part of me.

Guru Angad introduced a new alphabet, Gurmukhi Script, used by millions of people.

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