Hola Mohalla festival which is also known as Hola is a major Sikh festival which is celebrated at Anandpur Sahib in Ropar district of Punjab. The festival of Hola Mohalla is generally celebrated with an annual fair at Anandpur Sahib in the month of March. Holla Mohalla is celebrated on the second day of the month of Chett which is the first month of the Nanakshahi lunar calendar of the Sikhs.
Ten Lines on Hola Mohalla Festival
1) Hola Mohalla is an annual festival of Sikhs celebrated at Anandpur Sahib.
2) It is celebrated on the second day of the Chett month of the Sikh calendar.
3) Holla Mohalla is a grand festival celebrated as a respect for the Sikh gurus.
4) The timings of the Hola Mohalla festival coincide with Holi or the next day of Holi.
5) Government of India has declared holiday on the occasion of Hola Mohalla.
6) The festival of Hola Mohalla was founded by the 10th guru of Sikh Guru Gobind Singh.
7) The festival of Hola Mohalla continues for three days at Anandpur Sahib.
8) Hola Mohalla starts with a procession where people show their military skills.
9) Huge colorful procession is organized by Sikh warriors by showing their skills.
10) A huge fair is set up at Anandpur Sahib mainly for children and elderly people.
1) Hola Mohalla is a one-day Sikh festival that is celebrated mostly in March a day after the Hindu festival of Holi but sometimes it is also celebrated with Holi.
2) It is one of the big Sikh festivals around the world which is a three-day festival although people gather at Anandpur Sahib a week before the main festival.
3) The word ‘Hola’ is a masculine word taken from the word ‘Holi’ and ‘Mohalla’ is taken from the Arabic word ‘Mahalla’ which means ‘colony’ but here an army procession.
4) Hola Mohalla is celebrated on the second day of the Chett month according to the Nanakshahi calendar which is the first month of the lunar calendar.
5) It is a grand festival which pays tribute to the Sikh gurus and the followers of Sikh religion show their military and fighting skills to the pubic
6) Hola Mohalla started from 1699 when Guru Gobind Singh formed the Khalsa Panth which is the warrior community of the Sikhs.
7) In 1699, Guru Gobind Singh asked people to gather at Anandpur Sahib on Vaisakhi and ‘Panj Payare’ were appointed on the day.
8) The festival of Hola Mohalla goes for three days but people start gathering a week before the starting of the main festival at Anandpur Sahib.
9) A big level of processions is carried out on the streets where the Sikh warriors known as ‘Nihang’ show their battle skills.
10) Parallel to the mock battles, religious processions are also carried out which shows a glimpse of Sikh religion, its teachings, its culture, and its significance.
The festival of Hola Mohalla is celebrated at all gurdwaras of India as well as across the world. Religious sermons are delivered and religious bhajans are also sung at the Gurudwaras. People feel blessed by listening to the life and great deeds of Guru Gobind Singh Ji. The festival of Holla Mohalla is also celebrated to display the courage and gallant of the Sikh soldiers called ‘Nihang’ during the procession.