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Because of hot summer, chilled sweetened drink made from milk, sugar, essence and water is freely distributed in Gurdwaras and in neighborhoods to everybody irrespective of their religious belief as a sign and honour of the humble Guru who happily accepted his torture as a will of Waheguru and made no attempt to take any action.On the day of Bandhi Chhor Diwas (The Celebration of Freedom), Sikhs celebrate the release from prison of the sixth guru, Guru Hargobind, who also rescued 52 Hindu kings held captive by Mughal Emperor Jehangir with him in the Gwalior Fort in 1619.The Guru was put in chains and ordered to be tortured until he would accept Islam.When he could not be persuaded to abandon his faith to save himself from persecution, he was asked to perform some miracles to prove his divinity.On this day Guru Nanak was born in Nanakana Sahib, now situated in Pakistan.Every year Sikhs celebrate this day with large scale gatherings.To mark the celebrations, Sikh devotees generally attend the Gurudwara before dawn with flowers and offerings in hands. Vaisakhi is the day on which the Khalsa was born and Sikhs were given a clear identity and a code of conduct to live by, led by the 10th Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh Ji, who baptized the first Sikhs using sweet nectar called Amrit.The martyrdom anniversary of Guru Arjan, the fifth Guru, falls in June, the hottest month in India.
He was then cast in an iron cage and taken to Delhi in November 1675.
It is celebrated at a large scale at Kesgarh Sahib, Anandpur Sahib. K., Canada, United States, and other Sikh populated areas, people come together for a public mela or parade.
The main part of the mela is where a local Sikh Temple (Gurdwara) has a beautiful Sikh themed float on which the Guru Granth Sahib is located and everyone offer their respect by bowing with much reverence and fervour.
Today the Nihang Singhs carry on the martial tradition with mock battles and displays of swordsmanship and horse riding.
There are also a number of darbars where kirtan is sung.
Thoses include Parkash Utsavs (Birth anniversaries of the other 8 Sikh gurus), Gurgadi Divas (passing of guruship), Jyotijot Divas (death anniversaries of other Sikh gurus), Basant Festival of kites which is celebrated in Chheharta Sahib Gurdwara in the village of Wadali where Sri Guru Hargobind Ji was born in 1595, to celebrate the birth and many other such festivals.