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Hola Mohalla

In the state of Punjab, the spring celebrations are known as Hola Mohalla and takes place the day after Holi, building up on the festival. This is a large event, particularly for Nihang Sikhs, a Sikh warrior order, around the world. This festival celebrates brotherhood, fraternity and valour.

Hola Mohalla
Hola Mohalla

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Mar 25, 2024, 12:00 AM

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About the event

Hola Mohalla was started by the Tenth Sikh leader, Guru Gobind Singh, in the 17th century. For many days before the event, everyone flocks to Anandpur, the City of Bliss, in the Indian state of Punjab. They come bearing raw ingredients for food such as wheat and other grains for the camps and the Shri Keshgarh Sahib Gurudwara’s community kitchen. While the actual festival lasts three days, participants camp out for a week to attend the displays at the prime location, Anandpur Sahib. Early morning prayers at the Gurudwara signifies the start of the festival. Devotional music and the recital of the Guru Granth Sahib follow. Stories are told of the valour of Sikh Gurus. After the prayers, a number of festivities take place simultaneously. Click HERE to view the resources developed by Google Arts & Culture.

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