Friday February 28, 2020
Home Indian Diaspora Chabeel Day: ...

Chabeel Day: Sikhs mark Guru Arjan Dev’s 410th martyrdom day by serving sweet drinks

This summer, when people will be feeling a little hot and tired, Sikhs will be there to spread positive energy

1
//
Chabeel Day
Chabeel Day is celebrated by serving cool, sweet drinks Image source: napecjalandhar.blogspot.com
  • Chabeel’ is a Punjabi word referring to a sweet, cool, and a non-alcoholic drink
  • Chabeel day is celebrated to remember the martyrdom of the fifth Sikh Guru, Guru Arjun Dev Ji
  • This summer, when people will be feeling a little hot and tired, Sikhs will be there to spread positive energy

For hundreds of years, Sikhs in India have offered chabeel to the general public on hot days, between the months of May and June.

The first ever Chabeel Day is going to be celebrated on June 18th.Chabeel Day is an adaptation of last year’s ‘Chabeel Week’ held by Sikhs across the world. Chabeel’ is a Punjabi word referring to a sweet, cool, and a non-alcoholic drink. This refreshing drink is served to the public to pass on the message that one should be eternally optimistic.

The poster. Image Source:Twitter

Follow NewsGram on Twitter: @newsgramdotcom

Chabeel day is celebrated to remember the martyrdom of the fifth Sikh Guru, Guru Arjun Dev Ji. Guru Arjan Dev Ji, became the first Sikh martyr in 1606 after he refused to alter the Sikh scriptures as ordered by the tyrannical Mughal Emperor Jahangir, in an effort to curtail the Guru’s growing influence in India. When Guru Arjan Dev Ji refused, he was tortured by being made to sit on a red hot plate, whilst hot sand was poured over him.

Follow NewsGram on Facebook: NewsGram

Chabeel Day. Image source: educationnewsline.blogspot.com
Chabeel Day. Image source: educationnewsline.blogspot.com

He asked the Sikhs to accept God’s will as sweet instead remembering this event through mourning. Therefore, Sikhs changed negativity into positivity by turning an attack upon them into a chance to serve others. Sikhs honor the Guru’s burning by cooling everyone else. This is Chardi Kala.

Chardi Kala translates to ‘ever-rising spirits.’ It dictates that one should be eternally optimistic as a sign of their contentment with the will of God, even during the times of adversity.

This summer, when people will be feeling a little hot and tired, Sikhs will be there to spread positive energy.

-prepared by Ajay Krishna of NewsGram. Twitter: @ajkrish14

ALSO READ:

 

  • Vrushali Mahajan

    I really liked the motive of this day, ‘to be optimistic eternally.’ This is a very good initiative, and knowing that it is celebrated by Sikhs all over the world is even more delightful. I’d really like to have Chabeel one day or the other!

Next Story

Know About the Upcoming Clothing Trends This Summer

Give your closet a season-fresh update

0
Summer fashion
Crush into summer 2020 well-informed with the top looks to grab the maximum attention. Pixabay

BY N. LOTHUNGBENI HUMTSOE

Crush into spring/summer 2020 well-informed with the top looks to grab the maximum attention. This spring speaks loudly about femininity with a myriad of options to offer the urbane woman. So, if youre looking to keep your wardrobe up-to-date, the latest trends can be your inspiration and choice. Here, we offer you from cut-outs to off-the-shoulder for you to add to your shopping list.

Unconventional shapes meet craftsmanship as designers flaunt attractive pattern-making skills. A series of artistic draping, twisting, cut-outs, cinching and folding techniques are used to emphasize silhouettes. Floral embroideries make a comeback. On the surface front, wide explorations of washes are featured over denims ranging from worn out effects to deeper indigo dips.

Mayank Mohindra, Director, Apparel Sourcing Week shares key details that are going to be big this summer. This is the upcoming fashion trend.

Cut-Outs

The waist is being emphasized as brands go for cut-outs around the midriff. Dresses emerge as the most popular category for the trend as seductive cuts hint at skin show. The detail compliments all body types since it gives the illusion of a more slender form, and works wonders on black! Come summer, the detail is set to cast a breezier impact, and make everything just a bit more alluring.

Summer fashion
Choose tops that can help you flaunt your summer body. Pixabay

Corsetry

Since decades, corsets have been regarded as symbolic of a very restrictive, feminine figure. But designers today are taking the detail to a level that speaks about the female body with a bold and empowering edge.

Corseted details came centre stage as designers presented it over millennial and Gen Z-approved streetwear looks. Dramatic shoulders set against structured corset-belts stood out at Mugler and Hellessy, while Dolce and Gabbana opted for the golden route of pairing the detail over tulle dresses.

Ruching

Femininity makes a comeback with ruched detailing for spring/summer 2020 as fashion brands turn to gathered detailing to accentuate body forms. Shoulders, sleeves and the bust area emerge as key points of focus, along with ruching extending all the way down the side over bodycon dresses. There is no specific placement being followed, rather the focus is on achieving a no-fuss look.

Summer fashion
Baring the neck is in style this season as designers flaunt collar bones and amplify the shoulders without showing too much skin. Pixabay

Off-The-Shoulder

Baring the neck is in style this season as designers flaunt collar bones and amplify the shoulders without showing too much skin. The industry is inclining itself towards adopting the ‘less is more’ concept by opting for off-the-shoulder details on outfits.

Both Carolina Herrera and Alexander McQueen used this detail on short dresses but to different effects -the former presented a romantic vibe with tiered ruffles, while the latter went for a statement in neon green with drooping flouncy sleeves reaching mid-arm.

Also Read- Drivers of Expensive Cars More Dangers to Pedestrians

See-through

From diaphanous shirts and dresses, to gauzy skirts and see-through windcheaters, to delicate fabrics like tulle, organza and mesh, S/S ’20 is embracing transparency in a big way.

This season sees a diverse range of techniques, with few key pieces featuring the fusing of appliqu and embroidered motifs, paired with ruching and gathers. (IANS)