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ABHICH,According to Indian astrology 'Abhich' is the name of a certain conjunction of planets which is regarded as auspicious by the Hindus. On this day, Hindus take a bath in one of the holy rivers. On this festive day. which fell on January 14. 1553 Guru Amardas visited Kurukshetra to enlighten the people on spiritual matters, as a lot of pilgrims had gathered there. There is a reference to the Abhich festival in a hymn of Guru Ramdas on page 1116 of the Guru Granth Sahib.He wrote that the sight of the Guru is more blessed and blissful than a bath on this festival, which is also called 'Abhijit'.

References :

1. Encyclopedia of Sikh Religion and Culture, R.C.Dogra and Dr.G.S. Mansukhani 1995

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