Baisakhi Celebrations Mark the Joyous New Year for the Sikh Community

Rachna Kumari
Baisakhi Celebrations Mark the Joyous New Year for the Sikh Community
Baisakhi Celebrations Mark the Joyous New Year for the Sikh Community

Baisakhi, celebrated on 13 April 2024, holds significance as the Punjabi New Year and commemorates the establishment of the Khalsa Panth by Guru Gobind Singh Ji.

Today, on 13 April 2024, the vibrant festival of Baisakhi is being celebrated with fervor and gaiety by the Punjabi community. This auspicious occasion holds special significance as it marks the advent of the New Year for the community, symbolizing new beginnings, the bounty of the harvest, and the rich cultural heritage of the Sikh Panth. Pandit Hitendra Kumar Sharma, an astrologer and Vastu consultant from Bhopal, sheds light on the importance of this festival.

How is Baisakhi Celebrated?

The festivities of Baisakhi are characterized by vibrant celebrations, with the Sikh community adorning Gurudwaras, listening to Guru Vani, and offering special prayers in their homes. Additionally, people gather outdoors to perform traditional dances like Bhangra and Giddha, spreading joy and camaraderie. The day is also marked by the exchange of greetings, hugs, and the sharing of delectable sherbets and special dishes.

History of Baisakhi Festival:

The origins of the Baisakhi festival date back to 30 March 1699 when Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the tenth Guru of the Sikh community, established the Khalsa Panth. This historic event marked a pivotal moment in Sikh history, as Guru Gobind Singh Ji called upon his followers to step forward and dedicate themselves to the Guru and the divine. Those who answered the call were known as the Panj Pyare, or the five beloved ones of the Guru.

Happy Baisakhi Messages:

“May the golden sunshine after the rain bring forth a new morning of joy and prosperity. Wishing you a Happy Baisakhi 2024!”

“May each day pass by like a blessing from your Guru, filled with happiness and contentment. Happy Baisakhi 2024!”

“As Baisakhi dawns upon us, let us celebrate with joy and fervor. Dance to the rhythm of life and cherish the moments together! Happy Baisakhi 2024!”