Upholding age-old traditions

A young Sikh displaying his skill with a sword while demonstrating gatka, an ancient Sikh martial art, during a religious procession in Amritsar, India, yesterday. It was the eve of the 482nd birth anniversary of the fourth Guru or master of the Sikh
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A young Sikh displaying his skill with a sword while demonstrating gatka, an ancient Sikh martial art, during a religious procession in Amritsar, India, yesterday.

It was the eve of the 482nd birth anniversary of the fourth Guru or master of the Sikhs, Sri Guru Ramdas Ji, who established Amritsar in the north-west of the country.

The anniversary is a major religious event for the Sikh community.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 16, 2016, with the headline 'Upholding age-old traditions'. Print Edition | Subscribe