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HAPPY HOLA MOHALLA TO ALL OUR READERS, MEMBERS, VOLUNTEERS AND CONTRIBUTORS - FROM THE SOPW INDIA TEAM CURRENTLY AT TAKHT SRI KESHGARH SAHIB ANANDPUR!! 

'Hola Mohalla' is a festival started by Guru Gobind Singh in 1701, when he held a day of mock battles and military exercises followed by poetry and kirtan contests at Holgarh Fort.The Guru was in the midst of fighting both Aurangzeb and the Hill Rajputs having recently established the Khalsa Panth in April 1699.

Today, Sikhs from all over the world celebrate by watching and partaking in martial arts parades. The event concludes with a long, military-style procession near Takht Sri Keshgarh Sahib, one of the five seats of temporal authority of the Sikhs.

 

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