Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Bandi Chorh Diwas : Diwali of Sikhs

Bandi Chorh Divas is a Sikh festival where Sikhs celebrate the release of Guru Hargobind Singh, the sixth Sikh Guru, from Gwalior fort on the orders of Mughal emperor Jahangir.
In Sikh history, after Baisakhi, which marks the establishment of Khalsa by Guru Gobind Singh, Bandi Chorh Divas is considered the second most important day in planning of the Sikh freedom from the Mughal empire.
 Diwali coincides with Sikh festival of Bandi Chhor Divas (Prisoners’ Release Day or Day of Liberation) which attracts large number of devotees.

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