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Picture of the Day: Salem, OR Nagar Kirtan

"Rose petals a tossed onto a vehicle carrying the Sikh holy book during a a public procession in honor of the Sikhs’ fifth Guru, organized by the Dasmesh Darbarr Sikh Temple, on Sunday June 24, 2012." (source: TIMOTHY J. GONZALEZ | Stateman Journal)

“Rose petals are tossed on to a vehicle carrying the Sikh holy book during a a public procession in honor of the Sikhs€™ fifth Guru, organized by the Dasmesh Darbar Sikh Temple, on Sunday June 24, 2012.” (source: TIMOTHY J. GONZALEZ | Stateman Journal)

The Sikh community of  Salem, Oregon held their annual Nagar Kirtan (religious procession) yesterday to commemorate the martyrdom of Guru Arjun in 1606:

[Susan] Hughs said she didn’t know Salem had a Sikh community, which is estimated to be a couple hundred families, but she saw the huge crowd parading through Commercial Street SE and saw Sikhs everywhere.

“Who knew?” she said.

The full article with additional photos is available at The Statesman Journal.

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