When Divali came near, Guru ji accepted the supplication of his primary Sikhs, Bhai Gurdaas and Bhidhi Chand, and came to Amritsar to commence the ‘divali da mela’ (divali festival).

Hearing of his arrival, all the residents of the city came to have Guru Ji’s audience.

Guru Ji gave out deg of karah prasaad at Harimandhir Sahib and held divaans on top of the Akaal Bunga.

The next day Guru ji asked a Sikh to go to Goindval and bring Mata Ji and the Sahibzade, and sent another Sikh to bring Painde Khan from Kartarpur.

Alongside Guru Ji’s family, Baba Sundar Das also came to have audience of Guru. Because of Divali being near, Painda Khan also arrived at Amritsar with the Sikh.

Painde Khan heard of the battle which occured in a village called Ruhele, near the state of Jalandhar and heard of the courageous acts of the warrior Sikhs.

His PRIDE, which was based on the theory that beside him, Guru had no brave warriors which can cause a sour taste in the teeth of the enemy (shut them up), was pushed far away (removed).

On the festival of Divali, many from the Sikh community came from far and wide. From the Guru, a very generous preparation was put in place for the langar (free community kitchen).

With humility and love, the sangat gave donations to the Guru, and in return, Guru Ji fulfilled their innermost desires and gifted them with the knowledge of mukti (liberation) and made them all estatic.

For 4-5 days the festival was celebrated with great jubilation, after which, the congregation earnt Guru’s happiness and returned to their homes.”


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