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Ten Tips For Attending Nagar Kirtan


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10 Pointers When Participating in Sikh Parades
Yuba City Sikh Parade Guru Gadee Float and Sangat

Yuba City Sikh Parade Guru Gadee Float and Sangat

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The Sikh parade is a Nagar Kirtan procession involving transporting Sikhism's holy scripture Guru Granth Sahib on a palanquin or float through the streets while singing devotional hymns. Parades are held on special occasions:

Try these ten tips featuring the Yuba City Annual Sikh Parade, whenever attending Nagar Kirtan for an enjoyable and unforgettable experience. Paying attention to these 10 pointers when participating in any Sikh parade makes for fun filled festivities:

  1. Locate Nagar Kirtan Start and Finish
  2. Decide on Parking, Meeting Place and Exit Plan
  3. Show Reverence and Respect Wear Appropriate Attire
  4. Abstain From Tobacco, Alcohol and Drug Use
  5. Eat Your Fill of Free Food and Drinks (Langar)
  6. Watch For Moving parade Vehicles
  7. Walk Beside, or Take a Ride on Floats
  8. Shop for Religious Items at Bazaar
  9. Freshen Up with Sanitary Facilities
  10. Participate in Seva Preparation and Clean-up

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