Hola Mohalla celebration at Amritsars Golden TempleMarch 23rd, 2008 - 10:42 pm ICT by admin
By Ravinder Singh Robin
Amritsar March 23, (ANI): Tens of thousands of Sikh devotees converged at the Golden Temple here on Saturday to participate in the Hola Mohalla celebrations. It is held on the following day of Holi, the festival of colours that was celebrated on Friday across Punjab.
Every year, spring is ushered in by the Sikhs with the celebration of a vigorous and colorful festival known as “Hola Mohalla” in Punjab, especially at Anandpur Sahib in States Rupnagar District.
A religious procession was taken out on this day during at dawn and by late evening at the Golden temple in which Sikh devotees carried the Guru Granth Sahib, the holy scripture of the Sikhs, in a golden palanquin heavily decorated with flowers, amid chanting of hymns.
The procession that is taken out at dawn is called Guru Granth Sahib Da Prakash. The one that is taken out late in the evening is known as Sukhasan meaning rest for the holy book Guru Granth Sahib. Sikhs consider Sri Guru Granth Sahib as living Guru.
Devotees participating in the procession showered rose petals and sprayed perfume all around during this religious procession.
The procession started from the sanctum sanatorium of the Golden Temple and concluded at the Sri Akal Takhat, the supreme temporal seat of the Sikhs. (ANI)
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