Happy Baisakhi Photo Gallery: Here’s how the festival of harvest is celebrated in India

The Punjabi festival, Baisakhi is celebrated today, i.e on 14th April 2019. For the uninitiated, Baisakhi is also popularly known as Vaisakhi. On this day, we have compiled stunning pictures of Baisakhi celebrations that’ll give you an insight into the festival.

The Punjabi festival, Baisakhi is celebrated today, i.e on 14th April 2019. For the uninitiated, Baisakhi is also popularly known as Vaisakhi. It is an important festival for various reasons. Baisakhi marks the beginning of the new spring year. The festival is celebrated with huge fanfare and excitement by many, especially farmers. The farmers offers their prayers by visiting gurudwaras and thank the lord for the bountiful harvest.

 

People in Punjab and Haryana celebrate the festival with great enthusiasm and joy by showing up in their best clothes. They unite together and break into the dance form of bhangra to express happiness. Many unite together and also sing traditional songs to celebrate the day. In Punjab, the festival is celebrated with great passion. People wake up early in the morning and take a dip in the holy river. There are many people who recite hymns from the Guru Granth Sahib - the holy book of the Sikh.

Many Bollywood celebrities including Neha Dhupia, Dharmendra, Poonam Dhillon, Anu Malik, Raveena Tandon, Shilpa Shetty, Raj Kundra among others celebrate the Baisakhi festival in Mumbai. On this auspicious day, we have compiled stunning pictures of Baisakhi celebrations that’ll give you an insight into the festival.

 

It is celebrated with huge fanfare and excitement

Baisakhi is one of the most popular festivals in India. The festival is very popular in Punjab. Baisakhi, also popularly known as Vaisakhi, is celebrated with immense zeal.

 

Khalsa Panth

 

Baisakhi is an important festival for Sikhs as it was on this day, in 1699, the tenth Guru of Sikhs Guru Gobind Singh founded the Khalsa Panth.

Great enthusiasm

Baisakhi is celebrated with great enthusiasm in Punjab. The festival is celebrated predominantly in North India. Punjabis all around the world including Canada and the UK also celebrate this festival.

Bhangra and Gidda dance

Many devotees visit Gurudwara and then they also participate in Baisakhi celebrations. The devotees take part in ‘Nagar Kirtan’ that also includes singing. People also chant hymns and recite scriptures. Many devotees including women break into Bhangra and Gidda dance to enjoy the festival.

Jatta Aayi Baisakhi

Many keep chanting ‘Jatta Aayi Baisakhi’, which means the arrival of Baisakhi to celebrate the occasion that marks the beginning of the New Year for the Sikh community.

Khada Prasad

On this day, Khada Prasad is distributed to all the devotees.

Golden Temple

On this auspicious day, many also visit the Golden Temple to offer prayers as it considered to be one of the sacred places for the Sikhs.

 

 

 

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