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Walnut Gurudwara celebrate Diwali and Bandi Chhor diwas Shaib
Bandi Chorh Diwas is a day on which Guru Hargobind Sahib was released with 52 Kings from Gwalior Prison.
The word "Bandi" means "imprisoned", "Chhor" means "release" and "Divas" means "day"
or can be called Prisoner Release Day.

Los Angeles, Oct. 26, 2011.
Sharanjit Kaur/

On the Evening of October 26, 2011 Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Walnut has celebrated Diwali and Bandi Chhor Diwas in the Diamond Bar City, California

Thousands of people gathered to celebrate the Diwali and Bandi Chhor Diwas in the Diamond Bar City, California. On this great occasion, inside the Gurudwara, Ragi Jatha Bhai Raghbir Singh Ji, including walnut school children Sang Kirtan and created a welcoming atmosphere as not only Sikhs but also other Indian communities as well. More than 3000 people that attended the Diwas at Gurudwara Walnut, on October 26, 2011.

There were over fifteen stalls serving different types of foods, snacks and sweets including Dahi Bhalla, Alloo Chat, Chat Papri, various Indian Sweets, Chhole Puri, Cold Drinks, Tea, Vegetable Pakora , Paneer Pakora Sandwiches, Jalebi Milk , Fresh Salty Corn, Samosa, Dhokla and Gol Gappa. The volunteers were taking part in serving the langar and other activities

The langar sewa was provided by Surinder Singh Bhogal & family. Sangat enjoyed the presentation of FIREWORKS done in the parking lot of the Gurudwara by professionals at about 9:30 pm, and Friends Wished Happy Diwali  and  the langer was served from 8:30 onwards.

  The Management of the Gurudwara, Walnut was very pleased by the support of the sangat of southern California and will continue to celebrate major Sikh events in order to spread the awareness about the Sikhism and Punjabi community in Southern California.




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