Baisakhi (facts, celebration, cultural significance)


Baisakhi 14 April 2017
Among the various religions around the world, Sikhism is the one, that is known for its celebrations, festivals, and gatherings.   It’s  not about anyone festival, each and every Sikh festival is celebrated with a lot of fervour and energy.  At the start of the year, there comes Baisakhi, that falls around 14 April and is known worldwide as the vibrant gala that marks the beginning of the harvest season.  Not only this, it is also known as the foundation day of the Khalsa Panth.  In 1699, in the Sikhism, the Khalsa Panth was established by the tenth Guru of the Sikhs Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji.

Baisakhi is the one such festival that has a significance for farmers and is highly celebrated in the state of Punjab and Haryana with joy and enthusiasm.   As we all know that Baisakhi is the festival of dancing, joy, songs and rituals, it is also a festival that represents the Sikhism. Every year, the Sikhs around the world gather in the gurudwara and organise  Kirtan to take the blessings of god.

The Significance of Baisakhi— The day of Baisakhi holds a great importance in the lives of millions regardless of their religion.  It is an auspicious festival that is celebrated around the globe with the rituals. The joyful Bhangra, Gidda, and beautiful songs are the highlights of the event.

The celebration involves many activities that are performed by the devotees to make the festival of Baisakhi memorable one.   This is the centuries-old tradition which is in practice over the years and is celebrated by the Punjabis in London, Vancouver, and other places worldwide.   Every year people wait for this event to make it more fun, memorable while performing the ritual, ceremonies with energy and devotion.

For the farmers, it is not less than a Thanksgiving Day.  The farmers wake up early and take a bath in the pond to wash away all their impurities before they visit god to seek his blessings to make a fresh start.

So, this way you can see, how the festival of Baisakhi is commemorated every year with the zest in India.