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Golden Temple to have shorter fireworks this year but grand decoration of the complex with zillions of lights
Golden Temple is decorated tastefully on the day of Diwali with thousands of devout visiting and witnessing the scintillating artistic fireworks display. The Diwali fireworks at the Golden Temple will be for 15 minutes this year as decided by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee.

The Sikhs associate Diwali with the Bandi Chorh Diwas - the day on which Guru Hargobind Sahib was released along with 52 princes from Gwalior Prison. To the Guru Sahib, freedom rights of other princes were equally important as his own, that's why he insisted that they should be set free together. Guru Hargobind Sahib had always thought about everyone's emancipation. So on this day, illuminations are done by lighting earthen oil lamps, candles and fireworks. The celebrations are held both at Gurdwaras and in homes.

The Sikh Diwali is basically the harbinger of Enlightenment and Freedom by believing in One Creator – Ek Omkar. According to Shri Guru Granth Sahibji, when the lamp is lit, darkness is dispelled. And, where there is light of knowledge, ignorance is dispelled.

Diwali decoration of the Golden Temple is grand and tens of thousands of spectators gather in and around the temple complex for one of India's largest and spectacular celebrations.

The ideology and teachings of the Sikh Gurus have given new significance to ancient festivals like Diwali and Vaisakhi. Here are my haiku on Sikhism: There is but one God / Who's Eternal Truth by Name -/ Sada Ik Onkar. Be Khalsa - pure mind, / Live chanting His holy name, / Merge with Ik Onkar

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