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Picture of the Day: Happy Hola Mohalla 2013!

"What is he panning for? A man cleans a huge pan to prepare a non-alcoholic drink during celebrations of Hola Mohalla festival at Anandpur Sahib, India. The Hola Mohalla festival is celebrated during the Hindu religious festival of Holi, marking the congregation of Sikh devotees from all over the country. Photograph: Ajay Verma/Reuters" (source: The Guardian)

“What is he panning for? A man cleans a huge pan to prepare a non-alcoholic drink during celebrations of Hola Mohalla festival at Anandpur Sahib, India. The Hola Mohalla festival is celebrated during the Hindu religious festival of Holi, marking the congregation of Sikh devotees from all over the country. Photograph: Ajay Verma/Reuters” (source: The Guardian)

This week, Sikhs are celebrating Hola Mohalla, a three-day festival on the Sikh calendar that coincides with the Hindu celebration of Holi. Began in 1701 by the tenth Guru, Guru Gobind Singh, this celebration is an exhibition of the martial tradition in the Sikh faith. The main festival takes place at Anandpur Sahib in India.

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