About: Guru Gobind Singh

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.

Radiance and Bana

Written by SS DukhNiwaran Kaur Khalsa, Chicago, IL Courtesy of the Sikh Dharma Ministry Newsletter #63 Spring 2017 Newsletter Celebrating the 350th Anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh’s birth, I reflect on the radiance he embodies. As the Father of the Khalsa, the warrior, Guru and poet, Guru Gobind Singh bowed to the everlasting
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Hola Mohalla

Hola Mohalla is the Sikh festival which falls in March (2013 is March 28th) and a national holiday in India. Together the words "Hola Mohalla" stand for "mock fight". During this festival, processions are organized and accompanied by large “nagara” drums and headed by Panj Pyaras, which proceed from one Gurdwara to another. The custom
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