Docuseries traces Guru Nanak’s travels across 9 nations

The first-ever comprehensive documentation of Guru Nanak’s life journey through visitations to multi-faith sites across nine nations, as documented in the historical texts, will be available from October 14.

The series, ‘Allegory, A Tapestry of Guru Nanak’s Travels’, chronicles the vast expanse of sites that were visited by Guru Nanak during his lifetime. Over 550 years ago, the founder of Sikhism travelled across the distant lands of Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Tibet, Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka for over two decades to spread his message of the oneness of God.

To relate with people of diverse cultures and belief systems, he engaged in philosophical and social dialogue, and through the medium of words and music, he gracefully imparted experiential and spiritual insights, fearlessly challenged the binary constructs of society, and relentlessly opposed gender, religious, racial and class inequalities.

The series is created by a Singaporean couple, Amardeep Singh and his wife, Vininder Kaur. Aided with the analytical study of the oldest ‘Janamsakhis’ (biographies of Guru Nanak) and supported by the allegoric messages in Guru Nanak’s verses, their team spent over three years filming all the geographies and multi-faith sites visited by Guru Nanak. They travelled from the deserts of Mecca in Saudi Arabia to Mount Kailash in Tibet, explored remote regions of perilous Afghanistan, experienced the scorching heat in Iraq, crossed the delta region in Bangladesh and mapped all four directions in India.

“In a world that is so fragile and volatile, there has never been a better time to understand why Guru Nanak travelled for 22 years to share his experiential wisdom and propagate the oneness of humankind,” said Amardeep Singh.

The weekly episodes of this docuseries will be available on the website from October 14. The docuseries will be translated into Punjabi and Hindi next. (IANS)

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