Outside the Gurdwara Bangla Sahib
The Nihang Singhs are the modern day descendents of Guru Gobind Singh's army, and are unique among Sikh orders for being military in nature and for the distinctive rich blue of their traditional robes and large turbans, which are often embellished. Today, these warriors of the past are prominent figures at Hola Mahalla:they carry traditional weapons and modern fire-arms as well, and "are skilled at tent-pegging, sword weilding, jousting and other war-like sports. They are also proficient at horseback-riding stunts and archery.
Photographer: Norman Clark