The service is being provided keeping in view the many Sikh families who cannot afford to perform lavish weddings that require heavy expenditure running into lakhs.
The Prabandhak Committee of Gurudwara Saheb Barambala will organise a "Samuhik Vivah Mahotsav" on Sunday, in which over 25 couples will tie the knot.
According to Prabhandak Committee President S Harbans Singh and Andhra Pradesh Sikh Welfare Association's General Secretary S Iqbal Singh, the service was being provided keeping in view the many Sikh families who cannot afford to perform lavish weddings that require heavy expenditure running into lakhs.
The marriages will be performed in a befitting manner, as all the Prabhandak Committees of Sikh Gurudwaras in Andhra Pradesh are extending support to the event, they said.
However, only Gurmukh and Amrit Dhari Sikhs will be allowed for the weddings, and non-Sikhs are not entitled to the event.
The Prabhandak Committee is making all arrangements, including accommodation and food (breakfast, lunch etc.) for 2 days, for the families of the brides and the bridegrooms.
This is the 7th year in a row that such weddings are being performed. The brides and bridegrooms hail from various districts of Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka and other places.
The venue for the mass marriages is Gurudwara Saheb Baram Bala, Sikh Chawniat, Maharaja Ranjeet Singh Nagar in Kishanbagh, where the main function "Anand Karaj" (solemnising of marriages) will be performed at 11:30am on Sunday. The couples will take 4 rounds around the Guru Granth Sahibji, an important formality for declaring the marriage.
Home Minister P Sabitha Indra Reddy, Minorities Welfare Minister Syed Mohammad Ahmedullah, Civil Supplies Minister D Sridhar Babu, Rajya Sabha MP Renuka Chowdhary and other dignitaries, including senior Sikh Jathedars, will attend the function.
Parents interested in performing weddings of their children, aged above 18 years, in the event, may contact President S Harbans Singh and S Iqbal Singh. More details can be had by contacting the following numbers: 93911-15176, 98490-20064, 93968-01701, 93930-26605 or 98665-91040. (INN)