Fast Facts :
Situated : Anandpur Sahib, Punjab, India
Organized By : SGPC
Commences in the month of March
Hola is descended from the hindi word (halla) which means (a military charge) and the word mohalla endures for a planned parade or an military column. The word (‘Hola Mohalla’) thus endures 'the indict of a military.
The fiesta commences for seven days, comprises of tenting out, and delighting different shows of fighting bravery and prowess, followed by poetry, kirtan and music. For serving Food, visitors sit down on the floor in precise rows known as (pangats) and eat vegan Langars offered by the volunteers. The fiesta terminates with an extended, army-style parade close to the (Takht Sri Keshgarh Sahib), 1 of the 5 most blessed places in (Sikhism).
The occasion was raised by (Guru Gobind Singh), the 10th Sikh Guru. Guru Gobind Singh was in the middle of combating Hills Rajput and Aurangzeb, (Mughal Emperor), and had lately established Khalsa Panth combating force. On (22nd February 1701), Guru Gobind Singh commenced a new custom by managing a date of scorn encounters and poetry competition at the Holgarh Fort.