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Waheguru ji Ka Khalsa
Waheguru ji ki Fateh,

Lakh Lakh Vadhaian to all the Saadhsangat on the Purab of Hola Mahalla. Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj initiated this festival at Sri Holgarh Sahib (Sri Anandpur Sahib), on Cheth Vadhee Ekam 1757 Bikrami. Guru Sahib alongside the festivities of Hola, used this time to gear his Sikhs towards Shastar Vidhya. The Sikhs immersed themselves in the colour of love for Gurbani by sitting in the Saadhsangat. Changing the ancient tradition of ‘holi’ to ‘hola’ Guru Sahib said the immortal words recorded in Gurpadh Prem Parkash by Baba Sumer Singh, ‘ਔਰਨ ਕੀ ਹੋਲੀ ਮਮ ਹੋਲਾ ॥’ (for others it is Holi, for me it is Hola). Mahakavi Bhai Santokh Singh Ji has beautifully described the scene of Hola Mahalla in Sri Gurpartap Suraj Granth:

ਬ੍ਰਿੰਦ ਭਏ ਸਿੱਖ ਸੰਗਤ ਆਏ ਆਨੰਦ ਬਿਲੰਦ ਗੁਰੂ ਦਰਬਾਰਾ ॥
In Guru Ji’s Darbar Sikhs came in large numbers full of bliss.
ਲੰਗਰ ਹੋਤਿ ਅਤੋਟ ਜਹਾ ਕਹਿ ਜੋ ਜਿਹ ਚਾਹਤ ਖਾਏ ਅਹਾਰਾ ॥
All around the city the Guru’s Langar was running non-stop; the Sikhs would eat where they pleased.
ਭੂਰ ਮਿਲੇ ਚਹੁ ਕੋਦ ਤੇ ਮੋਦਤ ਆਵਤਿ ਹੈ ਮਿਲਿ ਟੋਲ ਹਜ਼ਾਰਾ ॥
From all four directions thousands of Sikhs had gathered in Anandpur Sahib for Hola Mahalla.
ਭੀੜ ਭਈ ਭਰਪੂਰ ਭਯੋ ਪੁਰ ਭਾਉ ਭਰੇ ਭਲ ਭਾਗ ਲਿਲਾਰਾ ॥ ੪ ॥
Those on whose forehead good fortune was written were colored in the color of the Guru’s love. 4.

ਤਾਲ ਰਬਾਬ ਪਖਾਵਜ ਕੇ ਬਹੁ ਬਾਦਤਿ ਬਾਜਤਿ ਹੈਂ ਧੁਨ ਭਾਰੀ ॥
The Rababs and Pakhawaj (drums) were being played with great enthusiasm.
ਗਾਵਤਿ ਰਾਗਨਿ ਰਾਗਨੀ ਕੋ ਜਾਨ ਆਇ ਖਰੇ ਨਿਜ ਮੂਰਤ ਧਾਰੀ ॥
The Raags and Raagnis of Gurbani were sung so beautifully it was as if the very manifestations of them raags had come and stood in front of the sangat.
ਜਿਯੋ ਸੁਰ ਲੋਕ ਬਿਖੈ ਸੁਰ ਮੋਦਤਿ ਆਪਸ ਮੈਂ ਮਿਲਿ ਕੈ ਹਿਤਕਾਰੀ ॥
In the way that the demi-Gods in happiness meet each other in heaven.
ਤਿਯੋੰ ਸਿੱਖ ਸੰਗਤ ਪੰਕਤਿ ਕੋ ਕਰਿ, ਹੇਰਿ ਗੁਰੂ ਹਰਖੈਂ ਉਰ ਭਾਰੀ ॥ ੫ ॥
Similarly, The Guru’s Sikhs are in a state of extreme happiness lining up to gain the glimpse of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji. 5.

ਬਾਜਤਿ ਹੈਂ ਸਿੰਘ ਪੌਰ ਕੇ ਠੌਰਨਿ ਨੌਬਤ ਸ਼੍ਰੌਨ ਆਨੰਦ ਉਪਾਵੈਂ ॥
Near the main door of the fort, the Nagaras (war drums) are being played, hearing which the Sikhs are obtaining bliss.
ਝੰਡੇ ਉਚੇਰੇ ਖਰੇ ਬਹੁ ਝੂਲਤਿ ਧੌਂਸੇ ਧੁੰਕਾਰਤਿ ਨਾਦ ਉਠਾਵੈਂ ॥
The Nishan Sahibs of the Khalsa Panth are fluttering high in the sky and the Nagaras are producing a very loud sound.
ਹੋਤਿ ਉਛਾਹ ਜਹਾਂ ਕਹਿ ਡੋਲਤਿ ਡੋਲਤਿ ਹੈਂ ਜੈਕਾਰ ਸੁਨਾਵੈਂ ॥
Gursikhs with great enthusiasm are roaring Jaikaras (war cries).
ਮੇਲ ਸਕੇਲ ਭਯੋ ਰੰਗ ਮੇਲਤਿ ਭੀਰ ਧਕੇਲਤਿ ਪੇਲਤਿ ਜਾਵੈਂ ॥ ੬ ॥ ...
Many Sikhs have gathered and are throwing colour on each other, the great crowd is moving forward. 6. ...

ਕਬਿਤ ॥
ਸ੍ਰੀ ਗੁਬਿੰਦ ਸਿੰਘ ਕਰਿ ਹੋਰੀ ਕੋ ਬਿਲੰਦ ਸਾਜ ਹਾਥ ਪਿਚਕਾਰੀ ਸਭਿਹੂੰਨ ਭਰਿ ਲੀਨੀਓਂ ॥
Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji in their hands have taken a ‘Pichkaari’ (syringe instrument used to throw color), seeing this all the Sikhs have also taken Pickhaaris in their hands.
ਭਲੇ ਭਲੇ ਸਿੱਖ ਆਇ ਧਾਰਤ ਭਗਤਿ ਭਾਇ ਪ੍ਰਿਥਮ ਗੁਰੂ ਕੇ ਪਾਇ ਬੰਦਨਾ ਕੋ ਕੀਨੀਓ ॥
The Sikhs in pure devotion are coming towards Guru Sahib and bowing at their charan.
ਉਡਿਓ ਇਕ ਬਾਰ ਹੀ ਗੁਲਾਲ ਲਾਲ ਘਟਾ ਮਾਨੋ ਰੰਗਨਿ ਕੀ ਬੂੰਦ ਬਰਖਤ ਇਮ ਚੀਨੀਓ ॥
At once they all threw red color on each other, it was as if raindrops of different colors were falling everywhere.
ਰੰਗਦਾਰ ਅੰਬਰ ਕੈ ਰੰਗਦਾਰ ਅੰਬਰ ਕੈ ਮੂਠ ਭਰਿ ਮਾਰੈਂ ਰੰਗ ਡਾਰਤਿ ਨਵੀਲਿਓਂ ॥ ੮ ॥
Throwing handfuls of colour in the air it seemed as if even the sky had taken on a new colour. 8.

Adhyae 27, Ruth 3, Sri Gurpartap Suraj Granth, Mahakavi Bhai Santokh Singh Ji.

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vaheguru ji ka khalsa
vaheguru ji ki fateh ji

Ati sundar post kaur ji :waheguru: Beant vadhaiyan hola mohalla di tuhanu, ji. vaheguru ji ka khalsa vaheguru ji ki fateh 

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A shame I couldn't make it to Anandpur Sahib (this year). However, my grandad went and said he will record everything (also got him to buy some shastars while he is there). Definitely need to go at some point.

Anyone know which channel they will specifically showcase Hola Mohalla? 



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