Thursday, May 14, 2015

Jagdev Singh captures Sikhism's Hola Mohalla

By Hemani Bhandari
People travelling to Anandpur to celebrate Hola Mohalla (Jagdev Singh)
Every year, first day of the lunar month Chet (first month of the Nanakshahi calendar which governs the activities within Sikhism; mostly coincides with March) marks the celebration of Hola Mohalla, a three- seven day event celebrated at the shrine of Keshgarh Sahib in Anandpur, Punjab. It was here in 1699 that the tenth Guru, Guru Gobind Singh, baptized five men and founded the Khalsa Panth, which is the modern day Sikh faith. Hola Mohalla was first celebrated at Anandpur in February, 1701. This year, a Delhi-based photographer Jagdev Singh captured the essence of the festival on his camera and will put it on display at India International Centre from May 22-28. [link]