Happy Hola Mohalla!! – March 6, 2015

2015-03-06 20.16.17

Happy Hola Mohalla!!Today, on March 6th, 2015 the Sikhs around the world will start celebrating Hola Mohalla, a festival that begins on the first day of the lunar month Chet.

Hola Mohalla dates back to the 18th century, when guru Gobind Singh Ji, the last of the 10 Sikh Gurus, created an occasion for Sikhs to show off their martial arts skills and host mock battles in Anandpur Sahib City.

In today’s times, the Sikh communities commemorate the holiday by hosting martial arts parades, taking part in devotional worship, singing and community outreach efforts.

This festival coincides with the Hindu spring festival of Holi. Holi is a spring festival that commemorates the Hindu deity Krishna and the legend of Holika and Prahalad. For Sikhs, Hola Mohalla is more of a day for community gathering than it is a religious holiday.

Wishing a wonderful Hola Mohalla and Holi celebrations to our GNFA DMV community.

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