Baisakhi di lakh lakh vadhaiyan!!

The festival of Baisakhi/Vaisakhi is celebrated in the northern regions of India, particularly in the state of Punjab. It is celebrated by both Hindus and Sikhs, and the formation of the Khalsa Panth by Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh Guru, is commemorated. In 2023, April 14 will see the celebration of Baisakhi.

Aaya Baisakhi da tyohar

Nach Nach ke sab dikhao pyar,

Tumba tumba, baja re dhol

Tumba tumba, dekh liya role.

Chakkar chakkar ghumdey saare

Khushi ke geet gaye saare.

Tumba tumba, baja re dhol

Tumba tumba, dekh liya role.

Baisakhi is a time of joy and festivities, and people from all walks of life come together to celebrate this auspicious day.

The festival is marked by various customs and traditions, including the performance of folk dances, the preparation of traditional Punjabi dishes, and the offering of prayers at gurdwaras.

If you are planning to celebrate this festival in 2023, here are some ideas that you can consider:

  1. Attend a Baisakhi Mela: 
Baisakhi Mela

Melas or fairs are a key highlight of the festival and take place in various parts of the country, providing an insight into Punjabi culture and traditions. Attending these fairs is a great way to soak in the festive spirit of Baisakhi, where you can relish traditional Punjabi music, dance performances, delectable food, and shop for local handicrafts and products.

  1. Prepare traditional Punjabi dishes: 
Baisakhi Dishes

This festival is a food lover’s paradise, and it is a great time to indulge in some delicious Punjabi cuisine. Some popular dishes that you can prepare include chole bhature, sarson ka saag and makki ki roti, and paneer tikka. You can also try your hand at making some traditional Punjabi sweets like gulab jamun, rasgulla, and jalebi.

  1. Visit a gurdwara: 

Celebrate Baisakhi with the Sikh community by visiting a gurdwara to offer prayers and seek blessings. Participate in the langar, a community meal, and witness the devotional fervor of the festival. This festival holds great importance for Sikhs.

  1. Participate in Bhangra and Gidda: 
Baisakhi Dance

Bhangra and Gidda are traditional folk dances of Punjab, and they are an integral part of the celebrations. You can participate in these dances and experience the joy and energy of the festival.

  1. Wear traditional Punjabi attire: 
Baisakhi Attire

Baisakhi is a great opportunity to don traditional Punjabi attire and immerse yourself in the festive spirit. Women can wear a salwar kameez or a Patiala suit, while men can opt for a kurta pajama or a dhoti kurta.

Baisakhi is a joyous festival that brings people together to celebrate the beginning of a new year and the formation of the Khalsa Panth. It is a time to indulge in traditional food, music, dance, and seek blessings at gurdwaras. By participating in the festivities, you can experience the rich culture and traditions of Punjab and create memories that will last a lifetime.