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Baisakhi or Vaisakhi 2020 – A Festival That Means a Lot to Sikh Community

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Baisakhi Wishes Quotes, Messages and Greetings with HD Images are Below:

Vaisakhi, also known as Baisakhi, Vaishakhi, or Vasakhi is a historical, religious and one of the famous festivals in Sikhism. It is usually celebrated on 13 or 14 April every year.

Vaisakhi marks the beginning of Punjabi New Year. It is the harvest festival which is celebrated on the ripening of rabi crop in the region. It also symbolise the Khalsa era which celebrates the formation of Khalsa panth of warriors under Guru Gobind Singh in 1699.

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Vaisakhi is very important in the history of Sikhism. The festival marks the birth of Sikh order which started after the victimization and execution of Guru Tegh Bahadur as he refused to convert to Islam under the orders of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. This prompted the crowning of the tenth Guru of Sikhism and the historic formation of Khalsa, both took place on this day. Also, the Jallianwala Bagh massacre took place on the same day.

To celebrate Vaisakhi, Gurdwaras are decorated beautifully and kirtans are held. Sikhs bathe in lakes or rivers before visiting local Gurdwaras and community fairs. Nagar kirtan processions are held where people gather, socialize and celebrate the festival. Nagar kirtans are led by five khalsa dressed up as Panj Pyaare and the people march through the streets. The people sing hymns from the Sikh texts. For Hindus, the festival is the commencement of their traditional solar new year, a harvest festival, and an occasion to bathe in sacred rivers such as Ganges, Jhelum and Kaveri, visit temples to offer prayers and party over festive foods.

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Vaisakhi has been the traditional Sikh New Year because as per the Khalsa sambat, the Khalsa calendar starts from the day of the creation of the Khalsa- 1 Vaisakh 1756 Bikrami (30 March 1699). The alternative Nanakshahi calendar begins its new year a month earlier on 1 Chait which usually falls on 14 March and begins with the birth year of the Guru Nanak Dev in 1469.

The day is remarked as a thanksgiving day by farmers whereby farmers pay tribute, thanking God for the abundant harvest and also they pray for future prosperity.  The Baisakhi festival is celebrated by Sikhs and Punjabi Hindus. The harvest festival is also characterized by Punjabi folk dance, Bhangra which traditionally is a harvest dance. Fairs are held in different regions of Punjab to celebrate the New Year and the harvesting season. Vaisakhi fairs are help in various places, even outside Punjab, including Jammu City, Udhampur, Reasi, Kathua, Samba, Pinjore near Chandigarh, Shimla, Mandi and Prashar Lakes.

Baisakhi Wishes Quotes, Messages and Greetings with HD Images are Below:

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