Vaisakhi (Sikhism)

On April 13, 2011

Vaisakhi (or Baisakhi or Vasakhi) is an ancient harvest festival in the Punjab region, which marks the beginning of a new solar year, and new harvest season.

Vaisakhi is the day on which the Khalsa (The Pure Ones) was born and Sikhs were given a clear identity and a code of conduct to live by. The momentous occasion was led by the last living Sikh spiritual teacher, Guru Gobind Singh Ji, who initiated the first Sikhs using sweet nectar called Amrit.

Around the world at Vaisakhi time, Sikhs and individuals of Punjabi descent reflect on the values taught to them by their gurus and celebrate the birth of the Khalsa.

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