Friday, April 13, 2007

Baisakhi Mubarakan - Baisakhi Greetings to All

People all over the world are going to the Gurdwara to pray as it is Baisakhi and to remember the creation of the Khalsa. Best wishes on Baisakhi to all.

Here's a small excerpt from Sikhnet on the origins of Baisakhi,

Every year at the time of Baisakhi (springtime), thousands of devotees would come to Anandpur to pay their obeisance and seek the Guru's blessings. In early 1699, months before Baisakhi Day, Guru Gobind Rai sent special edicts to congregants far and wide that that year the Baisakhi was going to be a unique affair. He asked them not to cut any of their hair -- to come with unshorn hair under their turbans and chunis, and for the men to come with full beards.

On Baisakhi Day, March 30, 1699, hundreds of thousands of people gathered around his divine temporal seat at Anandpur Sahib. The Guru addressed the congregants with a most stirring oration on his divine mission of restoring their faith and preserving the Sikh religion.

Read the rest at Sikhnet...

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