Where is Baisakhi Celebrated?

Baisakhi is a harvest festival, a Punjabi new year festival...

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Where is Baisakhi Celebrated?

Category:

Social Science

Sub Category:

Festivals

City:

Amritsar

Country:

India

 

Throughout the state of Punjab and Haryana, particularly in Amritsar.

Baisakhi is a harvest festival, a Punjabi new year festival, and commemoration of the founding of the Khalsa (Sikh religion brotherhood) all rolled into one occasion.

In 1699, Guru Gobind Singh (the 10th Sikh Guru) decided to discontinue the tradition of Gurus in Sikhism. He proclaimed the Granth Sahib (holy scripture) to be the eternal Sikh Guru. He then formed the order of the Khalsa by selecting five fearless leaders of his followers, who were prepared to lay down their lives to save others.

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