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Lakhs converge at Anandpur Sahib for Hola Mohalla

punjab Updated: Mar 18, 2014 11:18 IST
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Lakhs of devotees converged on Monday at Gurdwara Keshgarh Sahib here in Punjab to be part of the Hola Mohalla celebrations which coincide with the Holi festival.

People offered prayers and were later part of the Hola Mohalla procession and celebrations at the shrine.

Anandpur Sahib is located about 85 km from Chandigarh. The gurdwara here is the second most important shrine of Sikh religion after Harmandar Sahib, popularly known as the Golden Temple, in Amritsar.

It was here in 1699 that the 10th Sikh guru, Guru Gobind Singh, baptized five men and founded the Khalsa Panth, which is the modern day Sikh religion.