About Vaisakhi – Baisakhi

Vaisakhi - Baisakhi

Vaisakhi also known as Baisakhi is a festival celebrated across the northern Indian subcontinent, especially in the Punjab region by the Sikh nation. Every year it is celebrated on 13 or 14 April.

For the Sikh community this festival commemorates the establishment of the Khalsa. It is also celebrated by Hindus and Buddhists for different reasons.

The festival bears a great significance for the Sikhs due of the fact that on the Vaisakhi Day in the year 1699, the 10th Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh laid down the foundation of the Panth Khalsa, that is the Order of the Pure Ones.

This day is also observed as the thanksgiving day by the farmers whereby the farmers pay their tribute, thanking God for the abundant harvest and also praying for the future prosperity.

The celebration of Vaisakhi takes the form of continuous reading of the Sikh Scripture, the Guru Granth Sahib Ji, over a period of three days. That is followed by the recitation of sacred hymns.

On this day, the Sikh religion also commemorates the first five men who comprised the Khalsa with five symbols of “purity and courage” called five Ks. The five Ks include the Kesh (uncut hair), the Kangha (comb), the Katchera (underwear), the Kara (steel ring), and the Kirpan (sword).

On this day people wish each other Happy Baisakhi saying Vaisakhi Di Lakh Lakh Vadhaiyan 

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