Waheguru Ji ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh – Khalsa belongs to God and Victory belongs to God
Vaisakhi is a spring harvest festival for Sikhs. It marks the Sikh new year and memorialize the formation of Khalsa Panth of warriors under Guru Gobind Singh Ji in 1699. It is a very important day for Sikhs and one of the most colourful events in the Sikh calendar. It occurs during mid-April every year.
The time of Vaisakhi signifies the end of the harvest season and is an occasion of tremendous joy for farmers. It is celebrated in northern India specially by Sikh and Punjabi community.
How is it celebrated ?
People start celebrations with bathing in a holy river and going to Gurudwaras. Most people visit Golden Temple in Amritsar , Gurudwara at Anandpur Sahib ( birth place of Khalsa ) and Talwandi Sabo ( Guru Gobind Singh Ji recompiled the sacred Guru Granth Sahib Ji ).
Sikhs participate in Nagar Kirtans and pay tribute to the Guru Granth Sahib Ji.
Vaisakhi Special Food
Kheer – Indian festivals are incomplete without Kheer. It’s very easy to prepare, requiring only a handful of ingredients like rice, milk, jaggery and dry fruits.
Kada Prasad – Made with four ingredients – wheat flour, ghee, sugar and water.
Sweet Rice – It is another delicacy prepared on this occassion. Also known as Meethe Peeley Chawal . Require rice , sugar and yellow color.
Phirni – Prepared from soaked coarsely ground rice.
Mango Lassi – It is a delicious sweet and creamy drink with mango, yogurt, milk, a little sugar, and a sprinkling of cardamom.