Mon, 24-Oct-2022 – Diwali (Bandi Chor Diwas) in Sikh Gurdwara, DC
Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!!
Bandi Chhor Diwas is a day on which Guru Hargobind Sahib was released with 52 Kings from Gwalior Prison. The word “Bandi” means “imprisoned”, “Chhor” means “release” and “Divas” means “day” and together “Bandi Chhor Divas” means Prisoner Release Day. It is celebrated with great joy as it was a time when “right” prevailed over “wrong”. The Mughals had held many hundreds of prisoners who were effectively “political prisoners” and were otherwise innocent leaders of their communities. They had been held without trial or any other legal process; jailed by brute force; held against their wishes. The lives of 52 local kings had been saved without a single shot and without a battle!
Date: Mon, 24-Oct-2022 (In-Person and Live)
Time: 06:30 PM – 08:30 PM EST
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