Legends of Baisakhi

Baisakhi has many legends associated with it. The legends which are connected with Vaisakhi portray the festival of Vaisakhi isn't just critical for Sikhs however Buddhists and Hindus too.

Harvest Festival of Punjab

Farmers celebrate this day when Rabi crop is ready for harvesting the good crops and offer prayers for an abundant harvest in the coming year. Everyone from Punjab and Haryana celebrate this vibrant festival with a lot of passion. People buy new, brightly coloured clothes for this auspicious occasion. There are fairs and Melas at various places all over the state. 

 

Family members have dinner together and enjoy themselves by doing the renowned folk dance of this country Punjab-Bhangra. Ladies Participate in a great deal of jumps as well called Gidda, these dances are shown on the beat of traditional music; this makes people more energetic and enthusiastic and keeps the folk culture of Punjab alive in the hearts of the people of Punjab.

Baisakhi or Vaisakhi is also celebrated with different regional names all over India.

Regional names of Baisakhi are as follows:

Rongali Bihu in Assam

Vishu in Kerala

Poila Boishakh in West Bengal

Puthandu in Tamil Nadu

Birth Of Khalsa in one the main legend of Baisakhi

On Baisakhi day, March 30, 1699, at Anandpur Sahib, the foundation of Khalsa Pant was made by the Sikh Guru Gobind Singh and called on Sikhs to sacrifice themselves for their community. It is considered as famous festival for Sikhs. 

 

Guru Gobind Singh bestowed the Panj Piyaras in a new and unique ceremony called Pahul. On Baisakhi day a 1699, Guru Gobind Singh ji additionally gave Amrit (Nectar) for his initial five followers known as the Panj Piyaras which made them Singhs, a soldierly set of individuals.  From his day onwards, the convention of gurus had been discontinued. The Granth Sahib - the sacred book of the Sikhs has been declared that the eternal channel to meet the God of the Sikhs.

Gautam Buddha attained Nirvana

On the day of Baisakhi Gautam Buddha attained Nirvana in the city of Gaya under the Mahabodhi tree and hence, this day of Baisakhi is celebrated as Buddha Purnima in the various parts of the country.

Foundation Of Arya Samaj

Back in 1875 Swami Dayanand Saraswati established Arya Samaj on the day of Baisakhi. This day is thereby particular for Hindus, as Arya Samaj portrays a portion of Hindus who've redundant worshiping idols and so are devoted to the Vedas. 

Receive Guru's Blessings on this day

 

On this day It's said in 1567 on the festival of Baisakhi, Guru Ram Das dedicated Baisakhi to be among the special times when all of the Sikhs would gather to have blessings from Guru in Goindwal.

Martyrdom Of Guru Arjun Dev

It's thought that on the day of Baisakhi, Muslim rulers martyrized Guru Arjun Dev, and was thrown alive into the boiling oil.