Amritsar in Punjab experiences extreme type of climate. The
summers are too hot and winters are too cold. Best Time to
visit Amritsar is between the months of October and March.
At the time of festivals many people visit Amritsar. Majority
of festivals celebrated in Amritsar are religious in nature.
Here is a list of some of the festivals in Amritsar:
Ram Tirath Fair is celebrated at Ram Tirath, located
at a distance of 11 kilometers to the west of Amritsar. The
fair is celebrated about a fortnight after Diwali. Pilgrims
visit the Temple to plunge in the sacred tank of the Temple
in the early hours of the Puranmashi (full moon night). After
the plunge the pilgrims take a circumambulation of the tank
along with incantations. Women light lamps of pure ghee (deshi
ghee) or mustard oil (sarson ka tel) made from kneaded flour
and put them in tank by placing them on leaf plates. It is
believed that this ceremony absolves one's sins and is known
as tulla toarna (meaning floating of tullas). Throughout the
ceremony devotional songs and hymns are recited.
Diwali is celebrated with great pomp and show at the Golden
Temple. It is celebrated even after three days of Diwali.
It is believed that during the reign of Jahangir, after his
release from Gwalior fort Guru Ram Das reached Amritsar on
Diwali. People greeted him by illuminating lamps.
Basant Panchami at Chheharta Sahib is celebrated on
the fifth day of the bright half of the month of Magh or Maghi
(end of January or beginning of February). The celebrations
commence early in the morning and end the next day afternoon.
Whole night kirtan darbar (chanting of hymns, poems belonging
to Sikh literature) is held. On the eve of Basant Panchami
kites are flown and kite-flying competitions are held.
Baisakhi / Vaisakhi was an occasion when all the Sikhs
used to assemble at Amritsar and discuss their political and
religious problems. Today this festival is celebrated with
lot of excitement and zeal. Generally this is celebrated on
13th April every year.
Gurupurbs are celebrated throughout the world. These
are celebrated on the occasion of the birthdays and martyrdoms
of Gurus. In Amritsar, Birthday of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, Guru
Ram Das Ji and Guru Gobind Singh Sahib are celebrated with
great religious fervor and devotion.
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