Ten Differences Between Holi and Holla Mohalla

Difference‬ between Holi & Hola Mohalla which is celebrated by Sikhs. Via Satnam Ahluwalia Hola Mohalla is a Sikh festival celebrated in the Bikrami month of Phalgun. It has nothing to do with Holi except that Hola falls on the day next to Holi. 2. The word ‘Hola’ has been derived from halla meaning attack […]

Filmmaker’s Unbelievable Footage From Hola Mohalla (Video)

A filmmaker named Darshan Singh from Bradford, UK will be showcasing a documentary he made on Hola Mohalla at the Kala Sangam Arts Centre in Bradford from April 6 to May 31. Darshan Singh traveled to Anandpur Sahib to capture the high definition footage of the Annual event which has been happening since the 17th […]

Wow! New York Times Shows Love For Sikhs

The New York Times launched it’s official Instagram account and started posting pictures. The world’s most famous newspaper posted ten pictures and 5 of the ten pictures were of Sikhs. All five pictures were outstanding and Sikhs have created a buzz on social media for the unbelievable awareness campaign on behalf of the New York […]

Amazing Drone View Holla Mohalla Celebrations in California (Video)

Many Sikhs, and non-Sikhs, came together under one Nishaan Sahib to commemorate yet another Holla Mohalla event at Sikh Gurdwara San Jose. The event was started by our tenth Guru, Sri Guru Gobind Singh Jee, who asked His beloved Sikhs to get together to learn self-defense through the art of Gatka and Shaster Vidhiya as […]

Holla Mohalla Celebrations at Sri Harimandir Sahib Ji (Video)

Holla Mohalla was celebrated at Sri Harimandir Sahib Ji with a lot of joy as Sangat arrived in very large numbers. During time of Sukhasan, while Guru Ji’s saroop gets taken to Sri Akal Takht Sahib. On the way, Sangat has started a tradition of throwing flowers on Guru Ji and spraying an excess of […]

What’s Going on Here in Hyderbad For Holla Mohalla? (Video)

The first 30 seconds of the video will make you wonder what exactly is going on in this video on Holla Mohalla. Why are Singhs are running with raised kirpans. One thought that comes to mind would be a race as a Singh in the beginning flags off. The Singhs then run down the road […]

How Sikhs in California Celebrate Holla Mohalla (Video)

Holla Mohalla or Holla Mahalla or simply Holla is a Sikh festival that takes place on the first of the lunar month of Chet which usually falls in March. This, by a tradition established by Guru Gobind Singh Ji, follows the Hindu festival of Holi by one day; Hola is the masculine form of the […]

Amazing Highlights of Day 1 at Holla Mohalla at Sri Anandpur Sahib (Video)

The three-day Sikh festival – ‘Holla Mohalla’ – began on Wednesday at Sri Anandpur Sahib near here with a large number of devotees thronging the birth place of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji to pay their obeisance. Guru Gobind Singh, the last of ten Sikh gurus, who was born at Anandpur Sahib, had initiated the […]

Puratan English Documentary on “Holla Mohalla” (Video)

Hola Mahalla (Punjabi: ਹੋਲਾ ਮਹੱਲਾ, Hindi: होला मोहल्ला; also Hola Mohalla or simply Hola) is a Sikh Olympics event which begins on the first day of the lunar month of Chet in the Nanakshahi calendar. It most often falls in March, and sometimes coincides with the Sikh New Year. The event lasts for a week, […]

The Importance of Holla Mohalla in Sikh History

Below article published by: Amardeep Singh Photography Today, 17th March 2014 is the the day of Hola Mohalla celebration. Holi, the Indian festival of colors becomes Hola Mohalla in Punjab. Hola being the masculine representation of Holi and Mohalla implies an organized procession. Holi is celebrated across India by throwing colors at each other to […]

The History of Holla Mohalla

Guru Gobind Singh Ji Ordered Khalsa Not to Celebrate Holi By Throwing Colors But to Enage in Military Exercises to Learn Battle Tactics as It was Important During the Time to Make the Khalsa Panth Stronger to Defend Against Enemies. Celebrated First time at Anandpur Sahib in 1700 Khalsa Fauj Would Demonstrate Skills of Archery, […]