GWALIOR, Madhya Pardesh (India)—The historical day of the release of the sixth Sikh master Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji from Gwalior fort (Madhya Pardesh) was celebrated at a large scale and with great enthusiasm by Sikh Sangat at Gurdwara Data Bandi Chhod which is situated in the complex of the Fort.
On that day, Guru Hargobind Sahib ji also had 52 Hindu kings released from the fort, who were imprisoned by the then Mughal emperor Jahangir.
Sikhs from different states around India arrived to mark the Gurpurab. Particularly, the Sangat from Madhya Pardesh, Punjab, Delhi, Rajasthan, Mumbai, and Uttar Pardesh was there in great numbers to attend the three days function.
On the night of September 23rd and 24th, Religious congregation was organized during which renowned Panthik preachers, scholars, Ragis, Dhadis, and Kawishers addressed the Sangat. Mainly, Sri Darbar Sahib’s Hazuri Ragi Bhai Inderjit Singh Mumbai Wale, Gurdwara Bangla Sahib’s Hazuri Ragi Bhai Daler Singh wale performed Kirtan with their melodious voice. Panthik Dhadi Giani Kewal Singh Komal’s Dhadi Jatha performed Dhadhi Vaars (bard singing) telling sagas of Guru Hargobind Sahib ji. Preacher Giani Kulwant Singh Ludhiane Wale shared the teachings and principles of Guru Sahib as well as told life events of the 6th Guru of the Sikhs.
The entire function was organized under the aegis of Baba Sewa Singh Kar Sewa Khadur Sahib Wale who manages the affairs of the holy Sikh shrine which was constructed after a great struggle fought by Baba Uttam Singh, the then head of Kar Sewa Khadur Sahib. Notably, the Hindu establishment did their best to stop the construction on the sacred place where the 6th Guru spent 2 years and 3 months. However, no one was able to stand before the determination of Sikhs led by Baba Uttam Singh.
Local Sikhs held a blood donation camp wherein a sizeable number of Sikh devotees donated their blood. Medical facilities were provided to devotees free of cost by Gurdwara management.