Sikhism is one of the faiths that are very close to Hinduism, which have emerged as reformist offshoots or branches of Hinduism. The Third Sikh Guru Amar Das declared that Sikhs would receive the Guru’s blessings on the day of Diwali. Even the Foundation Stone of the Golden Temple in Amritsar was laid on Diwali day in the Year 1577. The Mughal Emperor Jehangir or Salim – who was the son of the Great Mughal Emperor Shehenshah Akbar and the father of the Mughal Emperor who built the Taj Mahal, the Red Fort in Delhi and the Jama Masjid – released the Sixth Sikh Guru Hargobind on Diwali Day in the Year 1619.
Sikhs comprise one of the most patriotic communities in India are well known for their cheerful nature, their zest for life, their appetite for all the good things of life as well as their music and dance like bhangra and gidda. If you visit any place in the country where Diwali is being celebrated, you will see Sikh children participating in all the festivities with a lot of excitement and enthusiasm.
Pope John Paul II – wearing a Diwali tilak on his forehead – performed an Eucharist in India with the altar decorated with Diwali lamps and spoke about the Festival of Lights at the Eucharist in the year 1999.
Both the Sikh and Hindu communities are found in large numbers in America along with the religious majority of the Christians there. This year, you can easily Send Diwali Gifts to India by simply logging in to an online gifting portal like Gujarat Gifts where you can choose from a wide range of Diwali Gifts, Diwali Hampers from its Online Diwali Gifts Store. There is no better place to send Diwali Gifts to India from US. Pay conveniently using a credit card, netbanking or mobile payment facility.