Diwali Also celebrated by Hindus and Jains 21 st October 2006 Bandi Chhorh Diwas Many events on this day...
In Sikh History... Foundation stone of Harimandir Sahib was laid on this day Sacrifice Bhai Mani Singh Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji
Background: Guru Hargobind 6 th Guru Son of Guru Arjun Dev Ji Warrior Carried 2 swords meeri & peeri
Bandi Chhorh Diwas Historical festival for Sikhs Guru ji imprisoned 52 kings (rajas) with him in jail Sangat convinced emperor to release guru Guru ji wanted all the rajas to also be released Kurta was made for guru ji with 52 strings (kaleea) attached
Return to Amritsar Decorated with divas (candles) People giving each other sweets Celebrating return of Guru
Bhai Mani Singh Great Sikh scholar and martyr He was the scribe of the final version of the Guru Granth Sahib Diwali of 1737 at Harimandir Sahib Vouched to pay Rs. 5,000 as tax Not enough people attended Diwali that year He did not manage to collect enough money He was publicly executed in Lahore