On the occasion of ‘Hola Mohalla’ or Warrior Holi on Wednesday, thousands of devotees thronged to celebrate the festival at Punjab’s Sri Anandpur Sahib.
Hola Mohalla is a popular three-day-long fair that is observed at Punjab’s Sri Anandpur Sahib.
Hola Mohalla is celebrated a day after Holi by Nihang Sikhs in Punjab. On this day, at Sri Harmandir Sahib, the devotees along with their families, bow down, listen to Gurbani, take a dip in the holy water and take the blessings of Guru Sahib.
The festivities include a display of martial arts, horse-riding, and reciting poetry, primarily to pay homage to the bravery of Sikh warriors followed by colourful Holi celebrations.
Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Wednesday extended his greetings on the occasion.
Taking to Twitter, Mann said, “On the holy day of Hola-Mahalla, prostration at the feet of all the devotees who came to pay obeisance to Shri Anandpur Sahib. A symbol of heroism, passion and passion, this day is a source of inspiration for the entire Sikh Panth.”
On this day the devotees at Sri Harmandir Sahib in Amritsar, along with their families, bow down, listen to Gurbani, take a dip in the holy water and take the blessings of Guru Sahib.
On the occasion of Holi, people from across the country visit the centre of faith and spirituality to offer prayers at the Golden Temple.