AMRITSAR SAHIB, Punjab—The Nepal King Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah today paid obeisance at central Sikh shrine Sri Harmandir Sahib. He was accompanied by his family members on this occasion.
Like an ordinary devotee, the King also offered Karah Prasad and Rumala before Guru Sahib besides offering INR 1,00,000/-. He was honored with Siropao and Patasa Prasad.
Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah was noticed depicting interest to know the history following which SGPC officials apprised him about the history of Sri Harmandir Sahib and various other Gurdwaras situated inside Sri Harmandir Sahib.
Penning down his experiences in the visitors’ book, Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah wrote that he is feeling spiritually bloomed after paying obeisance at Sri Harmandir Sahib.
“Guru Nanak Sahib had visited Nepal due to which the Nepalese and Sikhs have centuries old relation,” Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah told media while highly hailing Sikh ethos.
Later, he was honored with a golden model of Sri Harmandir Sahib, Siropao and a set of religious books by SGPC officials.
Meanwhile, it is learnt that the SGPC officials also taken up the issue of illegal possession over around 500 acres land of Gurdwara Guru Nanak Mutt with Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah following which he promised to pay attention to sort out the issue.