Category: Sikh History

Bhai Lehna’s Devotion

A famous yogi came to visit Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji in Kartarpur. He was impressed with such a lovely community and he said to the Guru “Wow, this is heavenly! what a beautiful community!” Guru Nanak said “You will see just how beautiful.” The next day Guru Ji announced to the whole village, “We
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Bandi Chhor Divas: A Day of Liberation

Guru Hargobind set off for Gwalior. There he found the prisoners living in terrible conditions without adequate food or clothing. Among the prisoners were rajas whose kingdoms and thrones had been taken over by Jahangir. The Guru lived with them, shared his meager rations with them, and comforted them with stories of Guru Nanak and
Bandi Chhor Divas fireworks

The Sikh Festival of Hola Mohalla

This annual festival held at Anandpur Sahib in Punjab and now replicated at other Gurdwaras worldwide was started by Guru Gobind Singh as a gathering of Sikhs for military exercises and mock battles on the day following the festival of Holi. It reminds the people of valor and defense preparedness.
Photo from Wikimedia Commons. Source: Nahing Singh. Author: Bhavjit Singh.