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Indian devotees celebrate the birth of the founder of Sihkism

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Indian Sikhs pray at a temple in New Delhi on Nov. 10. Sikh devotees went to temples across the country to celebrate the 542nd birthday of Sri Guru Nanak Dev. Guru Nanak was the founder of Sikhism and the first of the ten Sikh Gurus.

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Indian Sikh devotees light candles as they pay their respects at the illuminated Golden Temple in Amritsar. Devotees thronged the temple on the occasion of the 542nd birthday of Sri Guru Nanak Dev. Guru Nanak was the founder of the religion of Sikhism and the first of ten Sikh Gurus.

Today, the Golden Temple was thronged with devotees celebrating their guru's birthday. But daily, it's crowded with the hungry. The Golden Temple may be one of the world's largest free eateries, according to an article by the New York Times. A founding tenet of the temple, it feeds up to 80,000 people each weekday and double that on weekends. Read more.