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    Baisakhi/Vaisakhi Festival

    Baisakhi also referred to as Vaisakhi, is one of the major festivals of Sikhs and is celebrated with lot of enthusiasm and gaiety in the state of Punjab and all throughout the world where there is a significant Sikh population. For the large farming community of Punjab, Vaisakhi Festival marks the time for harvest of rabi crops and they celebrate the day by performing joyful bhangra and gidda dance.


    Vaisakhi is of major importance for the people following Sikh faith. As it was on a Vaisakhi Day, in the year 1699 that the Tenth Guru of Sikhs, Siri Guru Gobind Singh Ji founded Khalsa Panth - the Order of Pure Ones and gave a unique identity to Sikhs. On the same day Guru Ji administered amrit (nectar) to his first batch of five disciples making them Singhs, a martial community.


    The Guru also gave his new Khalsa a unique, indisputable, and distinct identity. The Guru gave the gift of bana, the distinctive Sikh clothing and headwear. He also offered five emblems of purity and courage. These symbols, worn by all baptized Sikhs of both sexes, are popularly known today as Five Ks:

    Kesh, unshorn hair
    Kangha, the wooden comb
    Karra, the iron (or steel) bracelet
    Kirpan, the sword
    Kachera, the underwear

    By doing so, he eliminated the differences of high and low and established that all human beings were equal.


    Apart from fighting the political tyranny, Siri Guru Gobind Ji also sought to eliminate social discriminations in the name of caste with the establishment of Khalsa Panth. The Panj Piyaras set by the Guru Ji amalgamated people of low and high caste into one as it consisted of people of different strata of the society.


    To further do away with the system of caste discrimination and to give to all Sikhs an opportunity to live lives of courage, sacrifice, and equality, the Guru gave the surname of Singh (Lion) to every Sikh and also took the name for himself. From Guru Gobind Rai, he became Guru Gobind Singh. He also pronounced that all Sikh women embody royalty, and gave them the surname Kaur (Princess).


    Sikhs celebrate Vaisakhi by participating in special prayer meetings organized at Gurdwaras [Sikh Temples]. They also carry out joyful Vaisakhi processions to mark the day.




    Date of Baisakhi

    Vaisakhi Festival falls on the first day of Vaisakh month (April-May) according to Nanakshahi or Sikh Calendar. For this reason, Baisakhi is also popularly known as Vaisakhi. According to English calendar, the date of Vaisakhi corresponds to April 13 every year and April 14 once in every 36 years. This difference in Vaisakhi dates is due to the fact that day of Vaisakhi is reckoned according to solar calendar and not the lunar calendar. The auspicious date of Vaisakhi is celebrated all over India under different names and different set of rituals and celebrations. The auspicious date of Vaisakhi is celebrated all over India under different names and rituals. It is celebrated as 'Rongali Bihu' in Assam, 'Naba Barsha' in Bengal, ‘Puthandu’ in Tamil Nadu, 'Pooram Vishu' in Kerala and ‘Vaishakha’ in the state of Bihar.




    Vaisakhi Celebrations

    People of Punjab celebrate the festival of Baisakhi with exuberance and devotion. As the festival has tremendous importance in Sikh religion, major activities of the day are organized in Gurdwaras. People wake up early to prepare for the day. Many also take bath in the holy river to mark the auspicious occasion. After getting ready people pay a visit to their neighbourdood gurdwara and take part in the special prayer meeting organized for the day.


    Later, during the day people of Sikh faith take out a Vaisakhi procession under the leadership of Panj piaras. The procession moves through the major localities of the city amidst the rendition of devotional songs by the participating men, women and children. Mock duels, bhangra and gidda performances make the procession joyous and colourful.




    Significance of Vaisakhi

    Vibrant Festival of Vaisakhi is considered to be an extremely important festival in India for number of reasons. Apart from being important for the farmers as a harvest festival, the festival is of prime importance in Sikhism as a foundation day of Khalsa Panth. Besides, auspicious Vaisakhi day is of importance for astrological reasons too !!




    Astrological Significance of Vaisakhi

    The festival of Vaisakhi falls on April 13 every year and April 14 once in every 36 years. Change in date is because of the fact that date of Vaisakhi is reckoned according to the solar calendar. Astrologically, the date of Vaisakhi is significant as marks sun’s entry into Mesh Rashi. For this very reason, many people also know Vaisakhi as Mesha Sankranti.




    Significance of Vaisakhi for Farmers

    For the agriculturally rich state of Punjab and Haryana, Vaisakhi marks the time for harvest of Rabi (winter) crops and is therefore extremely significant for the farmers. Vaisakhi Festival is also celebrated as a Thanksgiving Day festival in these states. After waking up early and dressing themselves in new clothes, farmers visit temples and gurdwaras to express gratitude to God for the good harvest and seek blessing for ensuing agriculture season. Farmers also celebrate Vaisakhi by performing energetic bhangra and gidda dance and participating in Vaisakhi Fairs.




    Significance of Vaisakhi in Other Religions

    The day of Vaisakhi is of significance for the Hindus as it was on this day in 1875 that Swami Dayanand Saraswati founded the Arya Samaj - a reformed sect of Hindus who are devoted to the Vedas for spiritual guidance and have discarded idol worship. Besides, Vaisakhi day is of relevance for the Buddhists as Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment and Nirvana on this auspicious day.





    ~*~ Tikhi talwaar ne sanu janam dita, gurti mile e khande di dhaar vichon, sikhi sidak te sir dastar sohni, sada vakhra e roop sansar vichon, saria nu Baisakhi Dia Lakh Lakh Vadiya!! ~*~


    Wishing Happy Vaisakhi to all the DR Viewers!
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    thanks alot for this information and wishing you all Baisakhi day!
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    Happy vaisakhi ! :d


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    Happy Vaisakhi to all dR members



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    sabko baisakhi mubarak ho

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    yay its Bengali new yr...happy baishaki to all Bengali dr members..
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    Happy Vaisakhi every1


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    happy baisakhi dR



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    Happy Baisakhi to all the DR Family


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    Happy Vaisakhi everyone





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    Happy Vaisakhi




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    happy Baisakhi to all DR members

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    happy Baisakhi to all DR members
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    HaPpY Vaisakhi DR

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    Happy Vaisakhi to all dR members



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    happy boshaki to everyone!!!


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    happy Vaisakhi..(my new year...)
    hope all will have a great Vaisakhi
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    happy visakhi ji


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    Happy Vaisakhi everyone...

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