Amrit ceremony

Five Nihangs take turns to stir the amrit in the iron bowl as Sikhs wait silently in prayer to be baptised during Hola Mohalla in Anandpur Sahib

Photographs of Nihangs

Nishan Singh Nihang
Golden Temple in Amritsar: Punjab
"Patasa"
Nihangs washing horses, Sangrur
Under tree overlooking Godavari
Overlooking the Godavari
Hazoor Sahib
Nanded
Preparing prashad
Grooming Barji
Nihangs by canal near Mudki
"Bankia"
Cow watching elephants pass by
Returning with grass
Nihang camp
Skinning of the goat
Goat slaughter
On a path near Kasail
Tying a turban
Gulalipura: Punjab
Returning at sunset
Nishan Sahibs and horse
Collecting grass
Sahai Tibbi, Punjab
Ardas Anandpur Sahib
Young Nihang
Horse shoe replacement
Shaheedhi Bhag, Anandpur Sahib
Boiling pot at Shaheedhi Bhag
Nihangs on horseback at Hola
Taking Amrit
Amrit ceremony
Nihangs drinking shadai
Exercising horses
Harian Belan
Baba Santa Singh, Anandpur Sahib
Joga
Balbir Singh and horse
Nihangs on horses near Thuri, Punjab
Preparing breakfast
Preparation of evening sermon
Nihangs Chapati making
Grooming a horse
Nihangs making shadai
Balbir Singh reads under tree
Megh Singh
"Maha Akhal"
Crossing river at Hola Mohalla
Preparing sukhar in the mist
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