Baisakhi is one of the most exciting festivals in the Hindu calendar celebrated with full joy and enthusiasm. The festival falls around the harvesting season in India and is celebrated on 13 April (today). Rabi crops are harvested in Baisakhi and farmers give thanks for good harvest and prosperity.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also wished people on Baisakhi
Best wishes on the auspicious occasion of Baisakhi. pic.twitter.com/UkelLgShSs
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 13, 2021
The greatest comforts and lasting peace are obtained when one eradicates selfishness from within. Guru Gobind Singh Ji .
Wishing that your life will a filled with the golden blessing of the Guru. Let his grace always shine on you and your family.
Sending my heartfelt wishes on the auspicious occasion of Baisakhi. I wish you enjoy this festive day with high spirits and great joy.
I wish a wish for you on Baisakhi, that all your wishes come true, may the Almighty accept all your wishes. May you get the best rewards for your benevolent deeds!
This Baisakhi, let us pray for good health, peace, and abundance.
Significance of Baisakhi
- The third Sikh Guru, Guru Amar Das, chose Baisakhi to be celebrated by the Sikhs. Also, in 1699, the Mughals publicly beheaded the ninth Sikh Guru, Guru Teg Bahadur.
- On the eve of Baisakhi in the same year, his son, Guru Gobind Rai or Guru Gobind Singh, rallied the Sikhs and inspired them through their words and actions.
- This festival is celebrated as the coronation of Guru Gobind Singh as well as the foundation of the Khalsa Panth of Sikhism.
How Baisakhi is Celebrated
- On the eve Sikhs participate in Nagar Kirtans and spend their day paying their respects to the Khalsa. People also recite the sacred hymns, sing songs, and pay tribute to the Guru Granth Sahib which is the holy book of the Sikhs.
- Dance performances including Bhangra and Gidda are also performed on this day. People are dressed in their best clothes and exchange sweets.
- People organize community kirtans to gather around in gurdwaras at their local community centers. Arrangement of food for the needy and social service is also part of the celebration.
- Apart from the above-mentioned activities, fairs are also organized on this day.
- Children and youth showcase their skills in martial arts along with the drummers and bands around, men swing swords, all these make the festival very exciting.
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