Holla Mohalla : A Sikh Festival.
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Holla Mohalla : A Sikh Festival.

Holla Mohalla : A Sikh Festival.17 March 2014 :: Holla Mohalla is a Sikh festival celebrated, on the first day of the lunar month of Chett most often falls in March,  a day after Holi. Holla Mohalla  is a annual festival held at Anandpur Sahib in Punjab, It  was started by the tenth Sikh Guru, Gobind Singh, as a gathering of Sikhs for military exercises and mock battles on the day following the festival of Holi. It reminds the people of valour and defence preparedness, concepts dear to the Tenth Guru who was at that time battling the Mughal empire. The Nihang Singhs (members of the Sikh army that was founded by Guru Govind Singh) carry on the martial tradition with mock battles and displays of swordsmanship and horse riding. They perform daring feats, such as Gatka (mock encounters), tent pegging, bareback horse-riding and standing erect on two speeding horses.

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