November 8, 2018 11:44 IST

Golden temple celebrates Bandi Chhor Diwas and Diwali with Fireworks, LED light show

1 of 5 Golden temple celebrates Diwali,Golden temple celebrates Bandi Chhor Diwas,Golden temple,Diwali celebration at Golden temple,Bandi Chhor Diwas
Golden temple celebrates Bandi Chhor Diwas and Diwali with Fireworks, LED light show A fireworks display and LED lighting marked the celebrations of 'Bandi Chhor Diwas' and Diwali as thousands of devotees flocked to the Golden Temple complex here on Wednesday. The traditional fireworks display was a spectacular event even though its timing was reduced to just 10 minutes this year owing to pollution concerns. Credit: (Photo by NARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images)
2 of 5 Golden temple celebrates Diwali,Golden temple celebrates Bandi Chhor Diwas,Golden temple,Diwali celebration at Golden temple,Bandi Chhor Diwas
Golden temple celebrates Bandi Chhor Diwas and Diwali with Fireworks, LED light show The complex, where the holiest of Sikh shrines, the 'Harmandar Sahib' is located, was illuminated with LED lights, giving it a glittering look. There was festive spirit at the shrine complex in this Sikh holy city as thousands of people came here to offer prayers and seek blessings. Acting Jathedar (chief) of the Akal Takht, Harpreet Singh, read out his message to the Sikh community on the occasion. Credit: (Photo by NARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images)
3 of 5 Golden temple celebrates Diwali,Golden temple celebrates Bandi Chhor Diwas,Golden temple,Diwali celebration at Golden temple,Bandi Chhor Diwas
Golden temple celebrates Bandi Chhor Diwas and Diwali with Fireworks, LED light show The day is celebrated in the Sikh religion as 'Bandi Chhor Diwas' (prisoner liberation day). On this day, the sixth Sikh guru, Guru Hargobind, returned to Amritsar after being released along with 52 princes from imprisonment by the Mughal emperor Jahangir from Gwalior prison in 1619. Credit: (Photo by NARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images)
4 of 5 Golden temple celebrates Diwali,Golden temple celebrates Bandi Chhor Diwas,Golden temple,Diwali celebration at Golden temple,Bandi Chhor Diwas
Golden temple celebrates Bandi Chhor Diwas and Diwali with Fireworks, LED light show The guru and the princes arrived in Amritsar during the Diwali festivities. Since then, the Bandi Chhor Diwas and Diwali celebrations coincide at the Golden Temple complex. Credit: (Photo by NARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images)
5 of 5 Golden temple celebrates Diwali,Golden temple celebrates Bandi Chhor Diwas,Golden temple,Diwali celebration at Golden temple,Bandi Chhor Diwas
Golden temple celebrates Bandi Chhor Diwas and Diwali with Fireworks, LED light show People thronged various markets in Amritsar, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Patiala and other towns. Credit: (Photo by NARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images)