13 April 2010
“Jatta aai Baisakhi"
This nihang went to the Holy Temple of the Sikhs in Amritsar ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤਸਰ,अमृतसर,for devotion of the Holy Book, Guru Granth Sahib.
Vaisakhi marks the beginning of the new spring year and the end of the harvest of rabi crop in India. The festival is celebrated with lot of enthusiasm in agriculture dominated state of Punjab and Haryana. Here, farmers thank God for the bountiful harvest and pray for prosperity in the coming year. To celebrate the day, people wake up early and take a dip in the holy rivers. Soon after, cries of “Jatta aai Baisakhi" rent the skies as the people of Punjab attired in their best clothes break into the Bhangra dance to express their joy.