Sikh Festivals

Sikh Festivals Celebrated

Sikhism or Sikh is a monotheistic religion originated in Punjab around the 15th century. This religion is based on the spiritual teachings of Guru Nanak, the first Sikh Guru and Ten successive Sikh gurus. The fundamental beliefs of Sikhism are described in the sacred scripture Guru Granth Sahib. Some of the Sikh festivals celebrated are listed below.
Maha Shivaratri

Baisakhi

The Sikh Solar New Year Day. People bathe in rivers and go to temples to offer puja (worship). Baisakhi is of special significance to the Sikhs.
Swarna Gowri

Guru Nanak Jayanti

Guru Nanak Jayanti Also known as 'Gurupurab', it is the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak who founded the Sikh faith.
Kedara Gowri

Maghi Festival

On this occasion, Sikhs visit Gurudwaras and listen to kirtans to commemorate the martyrdom of the forty Immortals. Forty followers of Guru Gobind Singh who had previously deserted him, fought bravely against overwhelming Mughal army forces and were martyred in Muktsar.
Mahalaya Amavasya

Holla Mohalla Festival

Lord Mahavira attained nirvana followed by moksha on Deepavalli or Diwali day in 527 BC. The day falls on the last day of Ashvina month of Jain calendar which usually comes during the months of October or November.

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