The South Australia Parliament marked the auspicous gurpurab of the first guru and founder of the Sikh faith, Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji,  at its premises on 16 November, three days ahead of the auspicious occasion on 19 November.

On this ocassion, full tradition and maryada was followed and the 'parkash' ceremony (ceremonial opening) of Sri Guru Granth Sahib (the Sikh scriptures) was done.

The occasion was also marked with the recital of traditional shabad kirtan by the local Sikh community members to spread Guru Nanak's message of the oneness of humanity and equality.

The celebrations were organised by MLC Russell Wortley and MP Dana Wortley. 

Labor Member for Torrens, Ms Wortley said while the SA Parliament has been celebrating Guru Nanak's birth anniversary every year over the past five years, it's the first time that the parkash took place in its premises. 

SA Labor Leader MP Peter Malinauskas also attended the gupurab celebrations as a guest speaker.