There is a Saying in Punjabi - ‘Dal Roti Ghar Di, Diwali Amritsar Di’, The saying means that Amritsar is famous for homemade food and Diwali.
The Golden Temple of Amritsar is a wonderful sight with its sparkling structure and light arrangements in the day of Diwali, which is truly a rare sight to behold.
The festival of lights lives true to its name at the Golden Temple as tens of thousands of devotees and spectators gather in and around the temple complex for one of India's largest and grandest celebrations.
Sikhs also 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. Keeping this in view, the ancient Indian festival of Diwali, more for historical reasons than religious, has acquired a very special significance in the Sikh tradition.
Thus, the Sikh Diwali is basically the harbinger of Enlightenment and Freedom by being 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.”
Now you all definitely believe that Golden Temple is the most instagrammable place to celebrate your Diwali!