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03/18/2014 07:37 pm ET Updated Mar 18, 2014

Hola Mohalla 2014: Sikhs Celebrate A Festive Holiday (PHOTOS)

Hola Mohalla is a three day Sikh festival during which Nihang Sikh "warriors" perform Gatka (mock encounters with real weapons), tent pegging and bareback horse-riding. It usually falls in March following the Hindu festival of Holi, according to photographer Narinder Nanu.

The festival includes feats of bravery, community meals called Langars, processions, religious lectures, and poetry competitions, according to SikhNet.

See photos of the celebration here:

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Hola Mohalla 2014
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