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Significance of Baisakhi: Astrological Significance of Harvest Festival

Significance of Baisakhi: Indian Culture & Traditions

Vibrant Festival of Baisakhi is considered to be an extremely important festival in India for number of reasons. Apart from being important for the farmers as a harvest festival, the festival is of prime importance in Sikhism as a foundation day of Khalsa Panth. Besides, auspicious Baisakhi day is of importance for astrological reasons too! Astrological Significance of Baisakhi The …

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When is Baisakhi: Harvest Festival Date, Significance in Sikhism

When is Baisakhi: Indian Culture & Traditions

The auspicious festival of Baisakhi is celebrated on first day of Vaisakh month (April-May) according to the Nanakshahi calendar. Hence, the festival of Baisakhi is also popularly known as Vaisakhi. According to Gregorian Calendar, Baisakhi falls on April 13 every year and on April 14 once in 36 years. This variation in date is due to the fact that date …

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Baisakhi Mela: Baisakhi Fair in India & Around The World

Baisakhi Mela: Indian Culture & Traditions

India is land of festivals and unique traditions. People in this country celebrate any occasion with immense joy and elation. Baisakhi is one festival in the country which is celebrated with loud celebrations and merriment throughout the country. However, the zealous and vibrant celebrations in Punjab can’t be compared to the celebration at any other place in the country. One …

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Baisakhi Celebrations: Punjab Harvest Festival & Khalsa Panth Foundation Day

Baisakhi Celebrations: Indian Culture & Traditions

India is a land of festivals and celebrations, umpteen numbers of festivals are celebrated in the country throughout the year. One of the major festivals amongst them is Baisakhi. Celebrated every year on 13th April, this festival is of immense significance amongst Hindu and Sikh community in the country. Hindus regard this day as the sacred day when Goddess Ganga …

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Baisakhi Customs: Baisakhi Festival Rituals & Traditions

Baisakhi Customs: Sikh Culture & Traditions

The harvest festival of Baisakhi is celebrated with pomp and gaiety across the vibrant state of Punjab. It falls on the first day of the Indian calendar month, Vaishakh, which is usually April 13. Apart from being a harvest festival, it holds a special significance in the Sikh community, because it commemorates the establishment of the Khalsa (pure) order for …

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Baisakhi Legends: Sikh Harvest Festival & Birth of Khalsa

Baisakhi Legends: Indian Culture & Traditions

There are various legends associated with the colorful and vibrant festival of Baisakhi. A study of these interesting legends of Baisakhi reveal that the day of Baisakhi is significant not just for Sikhs but also for Hindus and Buddhists alike. Besides, it is joyous to note that as a harvest festival, people of all communities in Punjab celebrate Baisakhi in …

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Baisakhi History: Vaisakhi Festival – Foundation of Khalsa Panth

Baisakhi History: Sikh Culture & Traditions

Baisakhi or Vaisakhi Festival is celebrated as the Sikh New Year and the founding of the Khalsa Panth. History of Baisakhi traces its origin from the Baisakhi Day celebrations of 1699 organized by the Tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh to form Khalsa – Brotherhood of Saint Soldiers to fight against tyranny and oppression. Baisakhi History: Story of Baisakhi The …

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