- Baisakhi is the harvest festival of Punjab
- On Baisakhi, the Khalsa was founded by Guru Gobind Singh
- On Baisakhi, people make Kada Prasad and visit the gurudwara
Baisakhi is here. The grand harvest festival of Punjab and the new year is on April 14. Baisakhiis one of the vibrant spring festivals of India that coincides with the Chaitra Navratri, which started on Tuesday. This is a very auspicious time for Hindus in the country. Several states like Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Odisha, Punjab, West Bengal and Assam, celebrate the Hindu New Years in mid-April. On this day, the Sun enters the Aries zodiac sign or Mesha rashi, hence it's also called Mesha Sankranti or the first day of the New Year, according to the Hindu calendar. On Baisakhi, a visit to the local gurudwara is a must but this year amid the pandemic, there are strict Covid-linked guidelines in place. It's best to follow the guidelines and help check the spread of the infection. Happy Baisakhi 2021!
Baisakhi 2021 date and auspicious time
- Baisakhi is on Wednesday, April 14
- Baisakhi Sankranti moment is at 2:48 AM
- Mesha Sankranti on Wednesday, April 14
- This year, the puja for Baisakhi will begin at 8:39 PM
Baisakhi is a very significant festival. Here's why
Baisakhi is the New Year day for the Sikh community. On Baisakhi, Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth and last Sikh Guru, had established the Khalsa in 1699. Guru Gobind Singh had declared that all human beings are equal.
Baisakhi is all about festivities, food, music, dance and celebrations but amid the surge in Covid infections we can still enjoy small family festivities. It's best to abide by the Covid protocols and stay safe.
Traditionally on Baisakhi, beautiful Nagar Kirtans are taken out early in the morning. People go around the neighbourhood singing devotional hymns in praise of Guru Gobind Singh. This year however large gatherings will not be allowed due to the pandemic.
Baisakhi is a very special day at the Gurudwaras across the world. The famous Kada Prasad is made and distributed. Tradition langars are a must on Baisakhi.