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  1. We want to be seen as seperate from Hindus but we celebrate Diwali with great gusto, more than even Vaisakhi. There are many great significant events in Sikh history but we choose to celebrate the release of Rajas as if it is one of the most important things in our history. Most western Sikhs don't even know the jail story. Did we correlate this event with Diwali like the Europeans did with their winter festival with Christmas?
  2. Nihangs recite opening section of Sarbloh Granth Sahib on Diwali. They say that reading this composition, Maya becomes your servant and follows you. Why we need Maya? In this world, nothing gets accomplished without Maya. To feed this human body, we need Maya. To start Guru ka langar we need Maya. To build a Gurdwara Sahib, we need Maya. To do charity and help the humanity we need Maya. To purchase weapons and to fight a dharam yudh we need Maya. To establish Khalsa Raaj and to maintain its prosperity we will need Maya. Baani of Sarbloh Granth
  3. For years I've been seeing the event of Guru hargobind Ji releasing 52 hindu princes from jail, spelt as "bandhi chhor diwas". However, correct me if i'm wrong, isn't the word "chhor" in hindi/punjabi sounds like or means thief? In my view it should be spelled as "shor/shord" meaning release. '
  4. Waheguru ji ka khalsa Waheguru ji ki fateh !! Sangat Ji, Just came across this interesting read while downloading Kirtan from Sikhnet. Thought i should share.. https://www.sikhnet.com/news/why-do-sikhs-celebrate-bandi-chhor-divas-so-much Source: http://americanbornconfusedsikh.blogspot.ca/2017/10/why-do-sikhs-celebrate-bandi-chor-divas.html P.S - I do not affiliate or follow 3HO or any related sikh organisations Waheguru ji ka khalsa Waheguru ji ki fateh !!
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    Who else ie getting ready for Diwali? I know some Sikhs dont celebrate it because they say its for Hindus. I personally love it just because its a chance to eat sweets cakes and gulaab jaam (my favourite).
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    Bandi Chor Diwas

  7. (Bandi Chorr Diwas) click to view image
  8. 1.Release of Guru Hargobind ji from Gwalior Fort Bandi Chhor Diwas is the anniversary of Guru Hargobind ji being released from the prison at Gwalior Fort. It was on this day in 1619 A D when Guru ji was freed along-with 52 Hindu Rajput princes. 2. Role of Sai Mian Mir in Guru ji’s Release Sai Mian Mir, a noted Sufi Sant and friend of both the Guru and his father, had travelled to the Emperor’s Court to meet with Jahangir asking him to release the Guru. Not really wanting to free the prisoners the Emperor Jahangir cleverly added the following condition to Guru ji’s release: “whoever can
  9. Guru Amar Das Ji stated that the Sikh kaum should celebrate to festivals Diwali and Vasakhi, both were celebrated by Sikhs for a reason different to what is given now. So I have asked before with no responses why was this.
  10. aap sab veera - behna nu benti kiti jandi hai ki es // diwali yani 3 nov. nu koi v patake na chlayo...kyoki es din 3 nov. 1984 nu sikha da bhari matra vich katleaam kita gaya c.. te ki aapa patakhe chala ke es din nu khusi mana sakde haa ?. . eh hukam akaal takhat amritsar to jaari hoya hai ate darbar sahib ch v 3 nov. nu aatishbazzi na karvan da faisla kita gaya hai... . . aap sab sangat nu benti kiti jandi hai ki vadh to vadh eh message share karo ta ki saari sangat nu es barre pata lag sake.. . waheguru g ka khalsa waheguru g ki fateh
  11. Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh! We protest against bipran ki reet when we criticise Sikhs who celebrate karva chauth, rakhree/raksha bandan etc because Guru Gobind Singh ji Maharaaj says 'Jab Lag Khalsa Rahe Niara, Tab Lag Tej Dioon Mein Sara. Jab Eh Gaye Birpran Ki Reet, Mein Na Karoon In Ki Parteet.' Under article 25 of the Indian constitution, Hindus include Sikhs, Buddhists and Jains. Are you celebrating Deepavali (divali) today? Do you prefer the blessings of goddess Lakshmi over Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaaj's Parteet.. Yeah yeah you didn't mean divali when you said happy
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    How to you explain to young children (4yr olds) about Diwali? I just want know to know how you would break it down for them. Why did Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji go to prison? What answers would you provide children with? I would love to hear your feedback. Thank you.
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