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Indian Festival of Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti

Celebrating the 349th Birth Anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh.

Indian Festival of Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti

Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti is a Sikh festival that commemorates the birthday of Guru Gobind Singh (December 22, 1666 – October 7, 1708 CE), the tenth Guru of Sikhism. It is a religious celebration in which prayers for prosperity are offered. Hundreds thousands of devotees and pilgrims throng Amritsar’s Golden Temple. Guru Gobind Singh is revered as The Tenth Nanak, Sarbans Dani (The merciful donor, who sacrificed his all), Mard Agamra (A Man without any parallels) and Shah-e-Shahenshah (The Emperor of Emperors).

Indian Festival of Lohri

Midwinter festival of Punjab with bonfire, song, Bhangra and Gidda dance.

Indian Festival of Lohri

Lohri is a popular Punjabi festival, celebrated by people of Sikh faith as well as Hindu faith from the Punjab region of India. Lohri is mainly Sikh festival however the day of Lohri is decided based on Hindu calendar. Lohri is closely linked to Hindu festival Makara Sankranti and it is celebrated one day before of that on the last day of Punjabi month of Poh. So, Lohri commemorates the passing of the winter solstice.