Brother & sister meet each other in Vaisakhi festival after a long time

By | April 19, 2018

Vaisakhi (IAST: visākhī), also known as Baisakhi, or Vasakhi is a historical and religious festival in Sikhism and Hinduism and has its distinct significance for each culture . It is celebrated on either 13 or 14 April every year depending on which calendar is used (Bikramior Nanakshahi calendar).[3][4][5][6]. For Sikhs, Vaisakhi marks the foundation of the Khalsa community of Sikhs, on 14 April 1699 by Guru Gobind Singh,[7][8] when he created the sword baptism, the pahul or Amrit Sanchar [9][10][11].

The Khalsa was founded as an order to protect the freedom of conscience and religion for all, with qualities of a “Sant-Sipāhī” – a saint-soldier. Vaisakhi also marks celebration of the spring harvest, and has been an ancient festival of the Punjab [10][11] On Vaisakhi day, gurdwaras are decorated and hold satsangs (congregations); community fairs and nagar kirtan processions are held; and people gather to socialize and share festive foods.[5][12][13] For people of Punjab, the festival is their traditional solar new year, a harvest festival and they may visit temples, meet friends and party over festive foods.

Festival of Baisakhi

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