Celebrate Festival Baisakhi 2024 With Your Loved Ones In India

Sidak Bir posted on Friday, Mar 29th, 2024

Baisakhi or Vaisakhi, the harvest festival, is celebrated with much excitement to welcome the new spring season. It is observed in most parts of India. Many historical events are connected with this festival, Baisakhi holds special significance in the north Indian states such as Punjab, Haryana, and more. 

Want to know – what is the history of Vaisakhi/Baisakhi, and when & how do people celebrate it? Here’s a complete guide to know everything. Skim through it now!

What Is Baisakhi? | Baisakhi Meaning

Vaisakhi or Baisakhi, is a traditional harvest festival celebrated by Hindus and Sikhs. This occasion holds huge cultural, historical, and religious significance, marking the start of the New Year in the Indian solar calendar and the formation of the Khalsa Panth

What Is the History of Baisakhi? | Baisakhi History

The Khalsa was formed to oppose religious oppression faced by Sikhs. The first Khalsa baptism, called Amrit Sanchar, was held in 1699 during Vaisakhi by Guru Gobind Singh, the 10th Sikh guru.

Insight – At the time of the initiation of the first Khalsa, Guru Gobind Singh Ji the 10th Sikh guru asked five Sikhs to come forward and offer their heads if they were willing to sacrifice their lives to fight oppression and uphold justice. The first Khalsa, consisting of these five individuals, became known as the Panj Pyare.

Amritsar massacre took place on April 13, 1919, in Jallian Wala Bagh. However, it is not entirely correct to say that it has been 100 years since the massacre. As of 2021, it has been 102 years since the event occurred. It will remain a significant event in Indian history.

How Is Baisakhi Celebrated?

  • Baisakhi in Punjabi culture is celebrated with full heart and love. Mostly people on Baisakhi day go to their local Gurdwaras, a holy place for Sikhs, which is decorated especially for the occasion.
  • While being a worship place for Sikhs, people of all cast and religions are welcome to enter. During the Baisakhi festival, a special march is conducted by Sikhs known as Nagar Kirtan led by five Khalsa. The five people who lead the parade represent the Panj Pyare 
  • On this day Sikhs celebrate this baisakhi festival by singing hymns from the Guru Granth Sahib, listening to historical ballads called Dhadi Vaars, and sharing free food with everyone, known as Langar.
  • Large processions called Nagar Kirtans are held worldwide, accompanied by gatherings known as Melas. These processions, attended by thousands of people, take place across the globe.
  • The classic colors of Vaisakhi are yellow and orange because they symbolise the spirit of rebirth and sacrifice of the Panj Pyare. The colors also represent joy and celebration, which is why Baisakhi Punjab festival attendees wear them.
  • Hindus celebrate Vaisakhi by taking holy dips in rivers or lakes, visiting temples, and partaking in community celebrations. The festival is also linked to numerous cultural and social customs like dancing, singing, and exchanging sweets with loved ones. 

When Is Baisakhi 2024 Celebrated?

Vaisakhi falls in the month of Vaisakh according to the Nanakshahi calendar, a solar calendar followed by Sikhism. It is celebrated annually on April 13th, and once every 36 years, on April 14th.

Although Vaisakh is the second month on the Nanakshahi calendar, it is considered the end of the old farming year and the start of the new one.

As the crops are harvested, for the farmers, the new year starts and the Baisakhi celebration begins.

Insight – In India, particularly in the state of Punjab, the celebrations include vibrant processions known as Nagar Kirtans, where Sikhs march joyously singing hymns and chanting religious slogans. The streets come alive with colourful decorations, traditional music, and dance performances.

Best Baisakhi Wishes

Here are the warmest wishes you can use to wish your loved ones on Baisakhi – 

Happy Baisakhi Wishes In English 

  • Wishing you a Happy Baisakhi!
  • Celebrate this day of Baisakhi with the sweetness of love and companionship.

Happy Baisakhi Wishes In Punjabi

  • ਬੈਸਾਖੀ ਦੀਆਂ ਲੱਖ-ਲੱਖ ਮੁਬਾਰਕਾਂ ਹੋਵਣ ਤੁਹਾਨੂੰ। (Baisakhi diyan lakh-lakh mubarkan hovan tuhanu!)
  • ਬੈਸਾਖੀ ਦੇ ਇਸ ਦਿਨ ਨੂੰ ਪਿਆਰ ਅਤੇ ਸਾਂਝ ਦੀ ਮਿੱਠਾਸ ਨਾਲ ਮਨਾਉ। (Baisakhi de iss din nu pyar te sanjh di mithas nal mnao!)

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Frequently Asked Question 

Q: Why is Baisakhi celebrated? 

A: Baisakhi is also celebrated as a harvest festival in the Punjab region, marking the ripening of the Rabi crop. Baisakhi, in its local flavour, is observed in Bengal, Assam (Rongali Bihu), and Bihar too.

Q: When is Baisakhi? 

A: Typically, the Baisakhi date lies on April 13th or 14th every year, depending on the Nanakshahi calendar but this year Baiskahi Festival is celebrated on 13 April 2024.

Q: What is the meaning of Baisakhi festival in Punjabi culture?

A: In Punjabi, Baisakhi is known as ਬੈਸਾਖੀ (pronounced baisākhī). It is a traditional harvest festival celebrated by Sikhs all over the world.

Q: What is the significance of the festival Baisakhi?

A: Baisakhi is significant to mark the Sikh New Year and the formation of the Khalsa Panth by Guru Gobind Singh Ji in 1699.

Q: What is famous Baisakhi food? 

A: One famous Baisakhi food is langar, and the stalls usually offer traditional Punjabi food such as Chhole Bhature, Sarson Ka Saag, Kadhi Chawal, dry fruit Kheer, 

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