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Know, How and Why of the Baisakhi festival

Baisakhi is a festival of joy and joy. On this day there is also Aries Sankranti of the month of Vaisakh. This festival celebrated in Punjab is also celebrated in other states of India. On this day, the sun enters the aries zodiac sign. On April 13, 1699, 10th Guru Gobind Singh Ji founded the Khalsa Panth. Not only for the Sikhs, this festival also has special significance for the Hindus.  


Why do we celebrate in April? Baisakhi
comes home after cutting rabi crops in the month of April. Farmers earn money by selling it. Therefore, this festival of Baisakhi has been celebrated as the festival of glee. Although every year many fairs are held in Punjab on Baisakhi day. But when there is a Kumbh Mela in Baisakhi, the importance of bathing on this day increases even further. 
Relation of Baisakhi and Khalsa sect
On the day of Baisakhi, Sikh Guru Gobind Singh ji founded Khalsa Panth. And in the gurudwara of Anandpur Sahib, the five beloved ones were called for sacrifice on the Vaisakhi festival. Vaishakhi is considered a very important festival in Sikh religion.

Such celebrations are celebrated on the day of  Baisakhi
Baisakhi, and they are gathered around it and celebrate the happiness of the people who come after harvesting. The new food is dedicated to fire and the traditional dance of Punjab is Bhangra and Gidda. In Gurdwaras, pilgrims go to Aradas. In Anandpur Sahib, where the foundation of the Khalsa sect was laid, special Aradas and worship are performed. The Guru Granth Sahib is honored on the Takht after being brought out of the ceremonial ceremonies after being ceremonially taken out of the gurdwaras by symbolizing milk and water. After this Panch Panchi ‘Panchabani’ singing. After Aradas, Guru ji is begged to receive a strong offering. After offering the offerings, all devotees make a meal in ‘Anchor of Guru ji’.

Padma Purana states that the significance of morning bath in the month of Wasak is similar to the Ashwamedh Yagna. Maharishi Jahnu was stripped of Gangaji from his South Karna to Waisak Shukla Saptami. That is why the name of Ganga is also Jahnavi. Therefore, Saptami is the law of worship of Gangaji.

The journey of Lord Badrinath is also the same month. Vaisakhi is celebrated in Bengal by the name ‘Pala (Yellow) Baisakh’, in the south by ‘Bishu’ and ‘Bihu’ in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Assam.

Sikh society celebrates festival of Vaisakhi as a mass birthday. The farmers of Punjab and Haryana celebrate New Year’s happiness after harvesting the winter crop. That is why this festival is said to be the symbol of the biggest festival of Punjab and adjoining areas and the joy of cooking of Kharif crops. 

Experts believe that according to the Hindu calendar, Guru Govind Singh had established Khalsa Panth on the date of the Sishi date of the month of Vaisakh. Makar Sankranti was also on this day. For this reason, the festival of Vaisakhi began to be celebrated according to the date of the sun. According to the Indian Moon calculations every 36 years, the crutches fall on April 14th.

The Festival of Baisakhi is a festival of sacrifice. The Mughal ruler Aurangzeb had killed Teghbahadur Singh at Chandni Chowk in Delhi, when Guru Gobind Singh had organized his followers by establishing ‘Khalsa Panth’.

Where do you celebrate Baisakhi festival? 

Not only Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh also have a sense of vaishakhi. Along with this, Baisakhi is celebrated where Sikhism is practiced. There is also the importance of bathing in the shrines on this day.

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