Baisakhi / Vishu Festival 2016


What is Baisakhi?

Baisakhi is the famous festival of Hindus which is celebrated by the Sikh religion. This festivals is also known as the harvest festival, which is also known for the Punjabi New Year. This festival is celebrated every year in the month of April on 13 and 14 and is celebrated in the state of Amritsar. This day is also special to farmers who perform their own rituals and customs by performing some prayers. On this day they start cutting their harvest.

History and celebration of Baisakhi


History of Baisakhi

The legend related to this festival is closely related to Guru Gobind Singh sahib who is the ninth guru and has called for meeting, which in turn is attended by thousands of Sikh people. Then after that Guru Gobind Singh came in front of the people by holding sword in his hand and then asked for the man who is willing to give his life for faith. Everyone was silent, but one man stood up and went to him. After some time guru is coming up with blood in his sword, same way 4 men stood up and went near the tent again the same result is appeared where guru is coming up with the sword in his hand. All the people were astonished but after some time they see all the five people alive who is coming along with Guru by wearing some special turbans.

Celebration of Baisakhi

This festival is celebrated with full enthusasium, where bangara along with folk music and fairs are seen in every place near Gurudwara where people enjoy many handicrafts things along with clothes shops and food shops. On this great day Sikh people used to visit the Gurudwara in order to attend special prayer. Their sacred text Guru Granth Sahib is bathed with milk along with water and put in on the throne. On this great day Karah Prasad is prepared which is distributed o all their devotees. In the afternoon this sacred text is taken out for procession, which is accompanied by chanting, singing and performing art and music.

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