Why do we celebrate Baisakhi?

Baisakhi Festival is the celebration of the harvest. On this day in 1699 the tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh Ji laid the foundation of Khalsa Panth in Anandpur Sahib. He announced the Guru Granth Sahib Ji to be the infinite Sikh Guru.



On this day the Muslim rulers assassinated the fifth Sikh Guru, Guru Arjan Dev Ji by dumping him in the boiling water. It is celebrated on 13th or 14th April in Punjab as well as in North India.

Farmers celebrate Baisakhi as a gratitude to God. This is the period when winter crops are harvested and the day is celebrated by performing Bhangra and Giddha dance. Sikhs go to Gurudwara for worship. Many Sikhs visit Anandpur Sahib or The Golden Temple. The Baisakhi fairs are organized in all parts of Punjab.

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