Baisakhi for the urbane state is a day when we all love getting decked in vibrantly Brightening Yellows, men cladding “Kesari” turbans and savor those lip-smacking savories. All this makes Baisakhi’s Day more cheerful and happening. The agriculture-dominated states relish this day as a “Holy Day” with sheer enthusiasm and joy. Baisakhi Spring Festival falls usually on 13th April but according to the Gregorian calendar, this year Baisakhi is observed in 14th April which happens once in 36 years!
The Auspicious day of Baisakhi is observed in Punjab as the “Harvest Festival” and marks the birth of Khalsa Panth laid down by the tenth Guru Gobind Singh Ji. The word “Baisakh” originates from the first month according to the Bikram Sambat Hindu Calendar. Spring harvest festival for the Sikhs. Commemorates the formation of Sikhs. So is Vaisakhi, a day commemorated to harvest the winter crop-Rabi and ounce a good omen for a different crop that is to be plowed and seek the blessings of the Guru for future prosperity, progress.
Hymns have been written in Guru Granth Sahib Ji that observes the advent of Baisakhi. Symbolically speaking, the Significance of Baisakhi lies in its embodiment of venturing new prospectus of work by seeking the grace of the Guru’s blessings and commence the beginning of any work. Baisakhi is considered to be a day of good omen.
The auspicious day of Baisakhi is celebrated all over the country stretching from North to the West and South. Towards the Eastern states like Bihar, observes this day as ” Vaishakha “, honoring the Sun God whereas in the Southern states like, Kerala and Tamil Nadu, the day is celebrated as “Vishu” and ” Puthandu” respectively. The people of Assam honors the Spirit of Baisakhi as ” Rongali Bihu ” and ” Naba Barsha ” in West Bengal.