Monday, September 14, 2015

Baisakhi festival

Baisakhi is one of the most popular festival. celebrated in the state of punjab. Basakhi is one of major festivals of Sikhs. Baisakhi festival  markes the time for harvest of rabi crops and they celebrate the day by performing joyful  bhangra and gidda dance.

Baisakhi Festival falls on the first day of Vaisakh month (April-May).People of Punjab celebrate the festival of Baisakhi with excitement,  and devotion. 

The auspicious date of Baisakhi is celebrated all over India under different names and different set of rituals and celebrations. Baisakhi date coincides with 'Rongali Bihu' in Assam, 'Naba Barsha' in Bengal, Puthandu in Tamil Nadu and 'Pooram Vishu' in Kerala.

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 and wear new clothes. After getting ready people pay a visit to their neighbourdood gurdwara and take part in the special prayer meeting organized for the day. At the end of the Baisakhi ardas, congregates receive specially prepared Kara prasad or sweetened semolina. This is followed by a guru ka langar or community lunch. 

1 comment:

  1. Informative post on Baisakhi which refers to the harvest festival of the Punjab region and the Punjabi new year falling on the same day. Celebrated on 13th April, it marks the birth of the Khalsa. Baisakhi celebration in india is an occasion of dancing, singing and wearing festive clothes.