Nanded lights up with Diwali, 'Bandi Chod Din'

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Nanded, Oct 28 (UNI) The festival of lights, Diwali, which coincides with the Guru-da-Gaddi function at Sachkhand Hazur Sahib Gurudwara, is celebrated as ''Bandi Chod Din'', to mark the release of Har Gobind Singh and 52 Hindu kings from the jail of Mughal king Jahangir and their return to Amritsar.

The occasion was marked through demonstration of various war techniques, including sword fight, at the premises of the Gurudwara.

The weapons used by the last sikh guru Guru Gobind Singh, including his kripan, sword, bow and arrow, chakra, were kept for darshan after the 'Shastra Tilak', wherein the weapons are worshipped by applying blood of the sacrificed he-goat.

It was followed by recitation of the Chandi.

The 'Shastra Tilak' ritual is performed four times a year, on the occasions of Holi, Baisakhi, Dussehra and Diwali, Gurudwara sources informed.

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