Nanded, Oct 9 (UNI) The historical Dusshera 'Mahalla' (mock attack) and 'Halla Bol' were performed by Mit Jathedar in the city with traditional enthusiasm and zeal to mark the bravery of the Sikhs against the enemy.
The mock attack is held every year on the occasion of Dassera, in the atmosphere that was prevalent 300 years ago during the era of Guru Gobind Singhji. The Halla Bol is one of the various activities organised to mark the tercentenary celebrations of Guru-ta-Gaddi.
Earlier in the morning, Chandi Charitra Pathan (reciting Chanid stotras) was done. It was followed by the Ardas and the Dassera Mahalla. The procession began from the historical Sachkhand Gurudwara to Mahavir Chowk, from where the 'Halla Bol' was launched amidst sloganeering 'Jo Bole So Nihal, Sat Shriyakal' and 'Teenso Sal Guru De Nal'.
The youths carrying swords joined the Halla Bol along with elephants, holy horses (not ridden by any one), eight troops of Lahen Singh and thousands of devotees.
The momentous event was witnessed by almost one lakh people.
The basic principle which propagated the Sikhism and made it successful is 'Sangat' (association) and 'Pangat' (community meal).
The Halla Bol helps to preserve the unity, integrity and bravery amongst the people.
UNI XR SSS MIR AS2246