Most enjoyable Diwali in Golden Temple in Amritsar and history of Sikhs
Most enjoyable Diwali in Golden Temple in Amritsar
A Punjabi enjoyable celebration Diwali in Amritsar: “Dal roti Ghar di, Diwali Amritsar di” Golden temple is tastefully decorated with colorful lights. There is no holding back with the celebrations of Diwali at the Golden Temple in Amritsar. The festival of lights lives true to its name at the Golden Temple as tens of thousands of devotees gather in and around the temple complex for one of India’s largest celebrations. Punjab as a state is a tantamount of fervor, zeal, and emotions. In Punjab, preparations for Diwali begin at least a month in advance as people start to clean their houses to get ready for the big day. Most of the tradition and customs of Diwali are the same. Rangoli, lights, and festivities are all a part of celebrations.
Diwali history of Sikhs in Amritsar
Sikhs in Punjab and all over celebrate Diwali for a reasonably significant to their religion. Diwali coincides with a Sikh festival Bandi Chhor Diwas and is celebrated in a manner similar to Diwali. The sixth Guru of Sikh’s, Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji was unjustly imprisoned by Jahangir for his beliefs along with 52 kings and princes.
When the emperor realized his folly, he ordered Guru Ji’s release. Guruji refused the leave the prison unless other 52 princes were released as well. The Emperor agreed on the condition that whoever could hold onto Guru Ji’s cloak would be freed from the prison. Guru Ji had a cloak made with 52 pieces of string and thus each prince was able to hold onto one string and leave prison. Sikhs celebrated the return of Guru Hargobind Sahib by lighting the Golden Temple and this tradition continues to this date as Bandi Chhorh Divas. It is beautifully decorated and lit up and this image is perfectly reflected in the lake adjacent to the temple adding to its majestic appeal.