Vaisakhi , also known as Baisakhi is a historical and religious festival in Sikhism. It is usually celebrated on 13 or 14 April every year, which commemorates the formation of Khalsa panth of warriors under Guru Gobind Singh in 1699.
In Hinduism, Vaisakhi celebrates the Solar new year, based on the Vikram Samvat calendar. Vaisakhi marks the first day of the month of Vaisakha. It is additionally a spring harvest festival for Hinduism and Sikhs.
In Sikhism, Vaisakhi marks the start of the Khalsa in 1699 by Guru Gobind Singh.
Vaisakhi observes major events in the history of Sikhism and the Indian subcontinent that happened in the Punjab region. The significance of Vaisakhi as a major Sikh festival marking the birth of Sikh order started after the persecution and execution of Guru Tegh Bahadur for refusing to convert to Islam under the orders of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. This triggered the coronation of the tenth Guru of Sikhism and the historic formation of Khalsa, both on the Vaisakhi day. Ranjit Singh was proclaimed as Maharaja of the Sikh Empire on 12 April 1801 (to coincide with Vaisakhi), creating a unified political state. Sahib Singh Bedi, a descendant of Guru Nanak dev, conducted the coronation. Vaisakhi was also the day when colonial British empire officials committed the Jallianwala Bagh massacre on a gathering, an event influential to the Indian movement against colonial rule.
On Vaisakhi, Gurdwaras are decorated and hold kirtans, Sikhs visit and bathe in lakes or rivers before visiting local Gurdwaras, community fairs and nagar kirtan processions are held, and people gather to socialize and share festive foods.
For many Hindus, the festival is their traditional solar new year, a harvest festival, an occasion to bath in sacred rivers such as Ganges, Jhelum, and Kaveri, visit temples, meet friends and take part in other festivities. In other parts of India, the Vaisakhi festival is known by various regional names.
Sikh celebrations outside India
- United Kingdom
- Unites States
Baisakhi Quotes and Wishes
I convey my heartiest wishes to you and your family on the glorious occasion of Vaisakhi. May this be the beginning of a lucky year ahead!
May Waheguru blesses you with growth, health and peace on this festival of harvest. Celebrate Baisakhi with our love and joy!
May god shower you with endless blessing, love and happiness. This festival brings the best growth you. Happy Baisakhi!
Cheers to a better life and a bright future. Have a prosperous New Year. Happy Baisakhi 2020!
Let us have fun and dance on this Baisakhi. It is the day to celebrate, As happiness spreads around you. Wishing you a Happy Baisakhi 2020…!!!
No more sad faces, no more tears, it Baisakhi spread everywhere only cheer.
Meet old friends, enjoy homemade cuisines and have fun. Happy Baisakhi.
Hug your friends, forgive your enemies and make new bondings. Happy Baisakhi.
Just as a new bloom spreads fragrance and freshness around. May the new year add a new beauty, freshness into your life. Happy Baisakhi!
Nachle gaale humare saath, Ayi hai Baisakhi khushiyon ke saath Masti mein jhoom aur kheer-poore kha Aur na kar tu duniya ki parwa. Baisakhi Mubarak Ho!
Tussi Hasde yo sanu hasaan vaaste Tussi rone yo saanu rovaan vaaste Ek vaar rus ke ta vekho sohneyo Marr javange tuhanu manaan vaaste. Baisakhi da din hai khushiyan manaan vaaste.
I wish you a very Happy Baisakhi. May Wahe Guruji accept your good deeds, bring all the years full of love and contentment
May you come up as bright as sun, as cool as water and as sweet as honey. Hope this Baisakhi fulfill all your desires and wishes. Happy Baisakhi!
Has deyon Doston nu hasaan vaaste, marr java Doston ko manaan vaaste, baisakhi hai khushi manaan vaaste. Baisakhi ki vadhiyan saare parivar nu. Happy Baisakhi!
Happy Birthday to Khalsa. A reminder to forever stand up, speak up and fight against injustice. Happy Baisakhi!
Khushboo teri yaari di saanu mehka jaandi hai, teri har ik kitti hoyi gal saanu behka jaandi hai, saah taan bahut der lagaande ne aun – jaan vich, har saah ton pehle teri yaad aa jaandi hai. Happy Baisakhi!
May this special day of Baisakhi hold in store- the fulfillment of all hopes and dreams that you aspire for. Have a joyous Baisakhi!
It’s Baisakhi ! So get into the festive mood and let your heart dance to the rhythm of the drums. Happy Baisakhi!
On this Vaisakhi, let us pray it will be a year with new peace, new happiness, and an abundance of new friends. May God bless you throughout the coming season. Happy Vaisakhi!
Hope the harvest brings endless joy and happy moments. Warm wishes on Vaisakhi!
May this cheerful festival of Vaisakhi usher in good times and happiness that you deserve. Have a wonderful day. Happy Vaisakhi!
SMS bhejan da nahi si shonk saanu,
teri yaad ne mobile fada dita,
Message likhde likhde space muki,
assi overwrite alloweed la dita,
yaara mereya message reply karin,
assi apna farz nibha dita!!
Nachle gaale humare saath
Ayi hai Baisakhi khushiyon ke saath
Masti mein jhoom aur kheer-poore kha
Aur na kar tu duniya ki parwa.
Baisakhi Mubarak Ho!!
Sunhari dhup barsat ke bad,
thodi si khushi har baat ke baad,
usi tarah ho mubarak aap ko ye nayi subah kal raat ke baad.