Why do Sikhs celebrate Diwali?
Sikhs call Diwali as Bandi Chhor Divas. Mughal emperor Jahangir arrested the sixth Guru of Sikhs, Guru Hargobind Sahib, mistakenly. He was kept in Gwalior Fort.Later on realising his mistake, Jahangir repented and agreed to release Guru Sahib. The kind Guruji refused to leave the fort and demanded release of other 52 Hindu kings arrested by Jahangir, who were later released with Guruji. Guru Hargobind ji is known as Bandi Chhor because He helped the release of imprisoned ones (Bandis). After His release, Guruji returned to Amritsar
where grand celebrations were held. Harmandir Sahib was illuminated and fireworks were displayed. The day coincided with Hindu festival Diwali.
Some of the glimpses of Diwali Celebrations at the Golden Temple :

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