Baisakhi Festival, Jalandhar

One of the most popular festivals of the state of Punjab is the Baisakhi Festival, Jalandhar which is celebrated with great pomp and joy in the city. The festival marks the foundation of the community of Sikhs that was established with the Khalsa. The Baisakhi Festival in Jalandhar also marks the outset of the harvesting season and is celebrated in the villages. Of the various Jalandhar festivals, the Baisakhi Festival is one of the most popular festivals celebrated in the city of Jalandhar.

The festival of Baisakhi has great signification for the Sikhs. The Khalsa or the Sikh community was founded on this day by the preacher, Guru Gobind Singh. The day is marked with the holy parading of the Panj Pyaras or the five senior members of the community who are deemed as the symbolic representatives of the original gurus of the Sikhs. The procession led by the Panj Pyaras carries the holy book of the Sikhs, the Guru Granth Sahib through the city. The people of the city of Jalandhar gather to participate in the holy procession. The boisterous festivities include music and dance that becomes a part of the ritualistic merry making in the city of Jalandhar. In the villages, the men and the women dance to the beat of the drums and the Bhangra dance is performed.

Jubilation surrounds the city of Jalandhar during the festive season of Baisakhi. The festival is celebrated in the months of the March and April of the English calendar.

Last Updated on 17th Dec 2012