Amritsar, March 30
Thousands of devotees participated in the traditional Hola Mohalla celebrations at Golden Temple on Monday evening. They showered flower petals on the beautifully decorated palanquin which carried Sikh holy book, Guru Granth Sahib to pay their obeisance.
Though the Hola Mohalla celebrations at Anandpur, the birth place of Khalsa are a much larger event, the festival is also celebrated at Golden Temple every year for the last more than two centuries. The devotees from far off places visit the place to attend the annual event.
Hola Mohalla was instituted by the tenth Sikh master, Guru Gobind Singh, as a martial festival beginning the day after Holi, the spring festival of colours celebrated across the country.
Edu Dept stages play during Hola Mohalla celebrations
Amritsar: The district unit of the Education Department staged a play during the 82nd Hola Mohalla function celebrated at Gurdwara Bohri Sahib, Kot Khalsa. The nukkad natak titled ‘Government Schools are Pillar of Education’ was staged as part of the department’s ongoing campaign to enrol students. Parents were encouraged to enrol their children in government schools. — TNS