MAGHI DA MELA - SRI MUKATSAR SAHIB





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Maghi da Mela is a significant festival celebrated by Sikhs in the holy city of Sri Muktsar Sahib each year in January or the month of Magh according to the Nanakshahi calendar¹.

The festival is held to honor the memory of the forty Sikh warriors who attained martyrdom during the Battle of Muktsar in 1705¹.

The festival has a spiritual significance as it is one of the three festivals chosen by Guru Gobind Singh Ji to be celebrated by Sikhs, the others being Baisakhi and Bandhi chhor divas (Diwali)²³.

The festival is a symbol of bravery, courage, and sacrifice. It is a reminder of the importance of standing up for what is right and just, even in the face of adversity. The festival is a celebration of the spirit of the Sikh community and their unwavering faith in the Almighty. During the festival, people from all over Punjab and other parts of India gather to participate in the festivities. The festival is spread over many days and is marked by various events and activities. Merchants display their wares for sale, which include trinkets, high-end electronics, weapons Nihangs bear, and especially agricultural machinery since most around are farmers¹.

The festival is a time for reflection, prayer, and spiritual renewal. It is a time to remember the sacrifices of the past and to renew one's commitment to the values and principles that the Sikh community holds dear. It is a time to celebrate the spirit of the Sikh community and to come together in a spirit of unity and brotherhood.


Source: Conversation with Bing, 1/7/2024

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