Asked in Sikhism
What happens at vaisakhi?
Asked in History, Politics & Society
Please Tell me something about Besakhi?
Besakhi/Vaisakhi is one of the most significant holidays in Sikh calendar, commemorating the establishment of the Khalsa in 1699. Besahki/Vaisakhi is celebrated by the Khalsa as their birthday every year, the day corresponding to the event when they were created by Guru Gobind Singh in 1699. Normally celebrated on the 13th or 14th April.
Asked in Poetic Forms
What is an acrostic poem for the name Vaisakhi?
How to Write An Acrostic Poem: Write the letters of your word or phrase down the left-hand side of your page, with one letter on each line. You can skip a line between letters if you want to leave room to write more than one word. Now, think of words which begin with each letter - don't try to make a poem yet, just write down all the words you can think of which will describe or explain Vaisakhi. Use a thesaurus if you have trouble thinking of words! If you need more room, continue the list on another page! Once you have a list, start thinking of how to write your poem. Which words or phrases are the best ones to describe or explain Vaisakhi? Which will make the clearest mental image? Which will make your readers understand Vaisakhi the best? Nobody else can tell you what to write - poetry is your own emotion put onto the page! Click on the Related Questions for more help.
Asked in Sikhism, Flags, New Year's Day
Why is the Sikh flag raised at the start of a new year?
Asked in Religion & Spirituality
Why do you celebrate vaisakhi?
Vaisakhi is an ancient harvest festival in Punjab, which also marks beginning of a new solar year, and new harvest season. Vaisakhi also has religious significance for Sikhs. It falls on the first day of the Vaisakh month in the solar Nanakshahi calendar, which corresponds to April 14 in the Gregorian calendar. In Sikhism, it is one of the most significant holidays in the Sikh calendar, commemorating the establishment of the Khalsa at Anandpur Sahib in 1699, by the 10th Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh. It also marks the beginning of the Sikh new year.. This day is also observed as the beginning of the Hindu solar new year celebrated by the people of Nepal and India in Kerala, Orissa, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and some other regions of India. The particular significance attached to the occasion shows regional variation outside of Punjab too. In Himachal Pradesh, the Hindu Goddess Jwalamukhi is worshipped on Vaisakhi, while in Bihar, the Sun-god Surya is honoured. The festival is celebrated as Rongali Bihu in Assam, Naba Barsha or Pohela Boishakh in Bengal, Assam and Tripura, Puthandu (Tamil New Year) in Tamil Nadu, Vishu (or Vaishakhi) in Kerala, Maha Vishuba Sankranti (or Pana Sankranti) in Orissa, and the Sinhala and Tamil new year festival in Sri Lanka. Besides Punjab, Vaisakhi is widely celebrated as traditional harvest festival in many northern states of India, such as Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
Asked in Sikhism
What do Sikhs celebrate?
One holiday is Vaisakhi, which is one of the most important dates in the religion's calendar. Originally a Hindu harvest festival celebrated in the Punjab, Vaisakhi commemorates the moment in 1699 when the religion's 10th leader, Guru Gobind Singh, came up with the concept of baptizing believers into the Khalsa (a family of soldier saints that went on to become the key institution that fought for the survival of Sikhism). sihks also celebrate baisakhi this is a new year festival. Guru Gobind singh first performed amrit at his festival, when he founded the the Khalsa or community.