Dr Amrit Kaur's Blog
Holla Mahalla: A Colourful Festival of the Sikhs

Holla Mahalla, which is sometimes termed as ‘Holla’ is a Sikh festival, which usually falls on 1 vadi (the day after the full moon day) of the Lunar month of chet, the first desi month in the lunar calendar. 

VADDA SIKH GHALLUGHARA - THE BIGGER HOLOCAUST

            Ahmad Shah Abdali was a poor pathan who by enhancing his power after conquering Kandhar, brought Balkh, Sindh, Punjab and Kashmir under his control.

Paying Obeisance to Sri Guru Har Rai Sahib

Sri Guru Har Rai Sahib (1630-1661) the seventh Guru of the Sikh faith was born on January 16, 1630 at Kiratpur Sahib in District Ropar of Punjab.

BHAGAT RAVIDAS JI : AN ASCETIC AND A SOCIAL REFORMER

Bhagat Ravidas Ji (1377-1527) was born to Raghu Ji and Ghurbinia Ji at Mandhuadhe in Varanasi, Uttar Pardesh. 

BABA DIP SINGH Ji SHAHId : A Great Liberator of Religious Places

Holding a khanda (double-edged sword) in his right hand and his severed head in his left hand Baba Dip Singh Ji (1682-1757) sacrified his life fighting against oppression for the liberation of Sri Harimandar Sahib, Amritsar. 

Basant Panchami : A Socio Religious Festival

 Basant Panchmi a common festival of all religious groups related with spring season is celebrated all over India, every year, on Panchmi i.e. the fifth day of the bright half of the lunar month of Magha, the eleventh month of the Bikrimi year.

An Unprecedented Martyrdom : Sahibzada Zorawar Singh Ji and Sahibzada Fateh Singh Ji

The martyrdom of Sahibzada Zorawar Singh Ji and Sahibzada Fateh Singh Ji, the two younger sons of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the Tenth Master of the Sikhs, born to Mata Jito Ji, which took place on December 12, 1705 

Chhota Ghallughara: Chhamb Kahnuwan

            In the blood-stained pages of Sikh history (i) Chhota Ghallughara (Minor Holocaust) which occurred during March-June 1746 and (ii) Vadda Ghallughara (Major Holocaust) which took place on February 5, 1762, in each of which 40,000 Sikhs were killed present examples unparalleled in world history.

Remembering Bhagat Kabir Ji, a revolutionary saint-poet on his 619th Birth Anniversary

Bhagat Kabir Ji's full name was Kabir Das. 'Kabir' in Arabic language means 'great’ and the word 'dasa' in Sanskrit language means a slave or a servant. 

Paying obeisance to Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib

 Guru on his 422 nd Birth Anniversary (June 10) Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib (1595-1644) the Sixth Guru (prophet teacher) of the Sikhs was the only son of Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji, the Fifth Guru of the Sikhs and Mata Ganga Ji. He was born on Har Vadi 7, 1652 Bikrimi i.e. June 19, 1595 at Vadali (now called Vadali Guru) about 8 kms from Amritsar.

301st martyrdom anniversary of Shahid Baba Banda Singh

Paying obeisance to the brave, dauntless and vigorous Shahid Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Ji: The founder of Sikh rule.

PAYING OBEISANCE TO SRI GURU AMAR DAS JI

 Sri Guru Amar Das Ji was born on Baisakh Sudi 14, 1636 Bikrami i.e. May 5, 1479 at Basarke Gillan village, which is about 13 kms. south-west from Amritsar, in district Amritsar, Punjab. In his fond memory, in this village at his birth place Gurdwara Sri Janam Asthan Sri Guru Amar Das Ji has been established. His paternal great grandfather Vishan Das Ji belonged to Bhalla Khatri family and was a shopkeeper at village Basarke.

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