Heads of more than 90 foreign missions in India, Tuesday, October 22, visited the holiest of Sikh shrines, the Golden Temple in the northern Amritsar city.

READ MORE: The visit comes weeks before the 550th birth anniversary of Sikh spiritual leader and founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak Dev.

"I feel this is not only unprecedented but historic, as we are celebrating the 550th birth anniversary (of Sikh spiritual leader and founder of Sikhism Guru Nanak Dev)," said Indian civil aviation minister, Hardeep Singh Puri, who accompanied the delegation.

The delegates were presented with a sacred Sikh scarf called a 'siropa' and a memento of the golden temple. India is all set to celebrate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev on November 12.

Sikhism was founded in the 15th century in Punjab, an area straddling the border between Pakistan and India and has had 10 successive gurus since Guru Nanak Dev. (Reuters)

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