Season 2 : Episode 6 - Learning about Hola Mohalla, a Shabad Translation and Interview with Gurumustuk Singh of SikhNet

Sikhwithin - Believe in Waheguru (Wonderful Lord)

04-03-2007 • 40 mins

In Part 1: Understanding Sikhism, we look at Hola Mohalla
Hola Mohalla or Hola Mahalla or simply Hola is a Sikh festival that takes place in March.

The words are derived from: Hola i.e: the masculine form of the feminine sounding Holi. The word "Mohalla" derived from the Arabic root hal (alighting, descending) .It is Punjabi word that implies an organized procession in the form of an army column. But unlike Holi, when people playfully sprinkle color, dry or mixed in water, on each other, the Guru made Hola Mohalla an occasion for the Sikhs to demonstrate their martial skills in simulated battles.Together the words "Hola Mohalla" stands for "mock fight". During this festivals, procession are organised in the form of army type columns accompanied by drums and standard-bearers and proceeding to a given spot or moving in state from one gurdwara to another. The custom originated in the time of Guru Gobind Singh who held first such mock fight event at Anandpur in February 1701.The foothills of the Shivaliks in Ropar district of Punjab's north-eastern region, especially around the historic townships of Anandpur Sahib and Kiratpur Sahib, have, since 1701 been playing host to Hola Mohalla.

Recently, the Indian government accorded it the status of a national festival. The military exercise, which was personally supervised by the guru, was carried out on the bed of the River Charan Ganga .It reminds the people of valour and defence preparedness, concepts.

There are also a number of Darbars where Sri Guru Granth Sahib is present and kirtan and religious lectures take place. On the last day a long procession, led by Panj Pyaras, it starts from Takhat Keshgarh Sahib, one of the five Sikh religious seats, and passes through various Gurdwaras.

For people visiting Anandpur Sahib, Langars (voluntary community kitchens) are organized by the local people as a part of sewa (community service). Raw materials like wheat flour, rice, vegetables, milk and sugar are provided by the villagers living nearby. Women volunteer to cook and others take part in cleaning utensils and other manual tasks that need to be carried out.

In Part 3. Shabad Translation
We feature a Shabad sung by Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, entitled :
Koi Bole Ram Ram

In part 4, Resource Review
we review the wonderful group Bliss. Bliss are Lucinda Drayton and Andrew Blissett.
Together they make up one of the most exciting and creative musical partnerships in the uk today. Both have been practicing Yogis for 10 years and it is this way of life that gives their work authenticity and power. Bliss music has been used by many to see them through stressful times; to help them in healing illnesses and to uplift them during times of grief or loss

We feature extracts from the CD: Through these eyes
Be sure to also visit: http://www.blissfulrecords.com

In part 5, Outside Broadcast, we are honoured and grateful Gurumustuk Singh for his time to talk about the wonderful sites: http://www.sikhnet.com , http://www.sikhiwiki.org and http://www.mrsikhnet.com

For the final part of our programme, we cover: Inspirational Thoughts and Inspirational music. This week we consider the need to consider that evil qualities such as hatred, jealousy, anger, touchiness and impatience can be harmful to our health.

Thanks again to our special guest Gurumustuk Singh. In addition, Thanks to all those who continue to support us.
Dr Savi

WGJKK WGJKF

You Might Like

Joel Osteen Podcast
Joel Osteen Podcast
Joel Osteen, SiriusXM
BibleProject
BibleProject
BibleProject Podcast
Eckhart Tolle
Eckhart Tolle
Spiritual Life
Tara Brach
Tara Brach
Tara Brach
Our Daily Bread Evening Meditations
Our Daily Bread Evening Meditations
Our Daily Bread Ministries UK
A Psychic's Story
A Psychic's Story
Nichole Bigley: Spiritual Guide, Intuitive, Energy Healer, Psychic, Medium, Teacher, Reiki, Intuition, God, Angels, Spirit Guides, Universe, Soul, Life After Death, Supernatural, Spirituality, Higher + Highest Self, Consciousness, Awakening)
Abide Christian Meditation
Abide Christian Meditation
Abide Christian Meditation
John Mark Comer Teachings
John Mark Comer Teachings
Practicing the Way