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Baisakhi
« on: April 03, 2007, 12:45:27 AM »
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    Baisakhi Festival


    To inaugurate the New year and to celebrate the success of farming, April 13th when Sun enters into Aries (Mesha) to augment the new cycle, festival of Baisakhi is celebrated predominantly in North India.

    Every village is decorated with banners, garlands of flowers and grain tops. Aroma of sweet and curry dishes fills every house from one street to another. Children and all put on new new clothes, girls and ladies enjoy the silk and fine material in particular. Parties are arranged and family members and friends are invited to celebrate the joy of good harvest. Family deity is worshipped and blessings are showered on young ones. The festival is celebrated with gusto particularly in Punjab. The Sikhs celebrate it with overtones of their own religious reasons as Guru Gobind Singh had established the Khalsa Panth on this day.

    In Hindu culture supreme love between Radha and Krishna forms the focus of attention. Plays and dramas, dances and puppet shows are arranged depicting the spiritual level of love. Fairs and bazaars are full of enthusiastic gathering of people from many villages and places.

    Muslim and British rule of last few centuries has had its sobering influence these activities. The social aspect was down played, but celebrations were alive at family and personal level all throughout that somewhat difficult period of Indian history.

    Of late, with independence in 1947 and subsequent success of 'green revolution' interest and expression of these festivals at social level has again picked up. Hundreds of foreigners visit and participate in such festivals in Rajasthan, Kerala, Gujarat, and north-eastern states. This interaction along with globalization of economy is helping to spread Indian culture and belief systems all over the world.

    We invite people from various countries to visit us, to study and enjoy these phenomena which are as ancient as history of India itself. The spiritual, moral, and social upliftment through such festivals is good for humanity to foster bonds of brotherhood, friendship, and solidarity.



    HAPPY BAISAKHI TO ALL OF YOU....

    jai sai ram...
    "लोका समस्ता सुखिनो भवन्तुः
    ॐ शन्तिः शन्तिः शन्तिः"

    " Loka Samasta Sukino Bhavantu
    Aum ShantiH ShantiH ShantiH"~~~

    May all the worlds be happy. May all the beings be happy.
    May none suffer from grief or sorrow. May peace be to all~~~

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    Re: Baisakhi
    « Reply #1 on: April 03, 2007, 01:07:25 AM »
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    Annu ji, Sai Ram

    Thank you very much for sharing this information

    Actually, I was about to ask you to post some information I/O me copying from the net. Since you celebrate this festival, you can give us more details as to how it is celebrated, whether any pooja is offered and if yes, the deity etc.

    Jai Sai Ram
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    JAI JAI SAI NAMO NAMAHA SADGURU SAI NAMO NAMAHA



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    Re: Baisakhi
    « Reply #2 on: April 03, 2007, 09:07:27 AM »
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    BAISAKHI...

    Baisakhi has special significance for two of India's major religious groups..

    For Hindus, it's the start of the new year, and is celebrated with requisite bathing, partying, and worshipping. It's believed that the goddess Ganga descended to earth thousands of years ago, and in her honor many Hindus gather along the sacred Ganges River for ritual baths...


    Sikhs assign quite a different meaning to Baisakhi, and if you happen to be in a Punjabi village to catch the men performing the wild bhangra dance, you'll get the picture. This strenuous dance tells the story of the agricultural process, from tilling the soil through harvesting. As the dholak (drum) changes beats, the dancing sequence progresses, dramatizing plowing, sowing, weeding, reaping, and finally celebrating.
    Baisakhi also commemorates the day in 1689 when Guru Gobing Singh founded the Khalsa, the fighting Sikh brotherhood that donned the distinctive Sikh outfits. Sikhs visit temples, such as the Golden Temple in Amritsar, where the holy Granth is read, commemorating the day on which the Guru asked five volunteers to offer their lives, then took them one at a time into a tent. He emerged each time with a bloody sword, although he had in fact sacrificed a goat. In honor the "Beloved Five," a series of parades are held, in which sets of five men walk in front of the holy book with swords drawn. When the ceremony is over, a round of feasting, music-making, and dancing begins, amid the blossoming flowers and harvested grain...



    BAISAKHI SPECIAL FOOD...

    Baisakhi is one of the festivals where huge amount of cooking with authentic recipes and eating takes place. Also, as the festival is celebrated mainly towards the Northern region where people love to eat, this festival brings with itself varied dishes that can be enjoyed while sitting admist these beautiful farm lands.

    Choley bhature...
    Jalebi...

    Much more......hmmmmmmmm yummyyy.....



    STORY BEHIND BAISAKHI...BELOVED FIVE ..(PANJ PYARE)


    The most famous of the Sikh stories also revolves around Baisakhi. Guru Gobind Singh, standing outside a tent, called for five Sikhs to sacrifice themselves for the community. When the first volunteer stepped up, the guru took him into the tent, and reappeared alone, carrying a blood stained sword. This happened with the four other people who volunteered. Later, the guru revealed that he had been smearing the sword with the blood of a dead animal, and all the five people were safe....


    HAPPY BAISAKHI TO ALL OF YOU....

    jai sai ram...




    "लोका समस्ता सुखिनो भवन्तुः
    ॐ शन्तिः शन्तिः शन्तिः"

    " Loka Samasta Sukino Bhavantu
    Aum ShantiH ShantiH ShantiH"~~~

    May all the worlds be happy. May all the beings be happy.
    May none suffer from grief or sorrow. May peace be to all~~~

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    Re: Baisakhi
    « Reply #3 on: April 03, 2007, 09:18:15 AM »
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  • om sai ram !!!

    Kavita di...
    sai ram...

    Baisakhi wale din bahut special hota hai...
    In morn..hum sab gurudware jaate hai..new clothes dalte hai vaise...
    vha kirten , paath & ardaas ..

    phir ghar par bhi thora  prayers & paath..like SUKHMANI SAHIB AND SOME MORE...THEN MAIN THING  in prasad hum log halwa banate hai (its in punjabi KADA PRASAD) v eat that day JALEBI....Its sure...

    THEN SPECIAL FOOD...
    SOME YUMMY YUMMY...

    Kai baar gurudware main LANGER khane bhi jaate hai...
    then phir jaloos naikalta hai & usme kirten & BELOVED FIVE (PANJ PYARE) hote hai...jisme mathha takne jarror jaate hai...

    (MY HUBBY'S GRAND MOM IS TYPICAL SIKH)

    That's all Kavita di...
    abhi yhe yaad...agar phir kuch yaad aaya toh i post ...

    jai sai ram...
    "लोका समस्ता सुखिनो भवन्तुः
    ॐ शन्तिः शन्तिः शन्तिः"

    " Loka Samasta Sukino Bhavantu
    Aum ShantiH ShantiH ShantiH"~~~

    May all the worlds be happy. May all the beings be happy.
    May none suffer from grief or sorrow. May peace be to all~~~

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    Re: Baisakhi
    « Reply #4 on: April 03, 2007, 09:23:29 AM »
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    BAISAKHI AAYE BAISAKHI...KHUSHIYAAN DI SAWGAT LAI K AAYE BAISAKHI...



    jai sai ram...
    "लोका समस्ता सुखिनो भवन्तुः
    ॐ शन्तिः शन्तिः शन्तिः"

    " Loka Samasta Sukino Bhavantu
    Aum ShantiH ShantiH ShantiH"~~~

    May all the worlds be happy. May all the beings be happy.
    May none suffer from grief or sorrow. May peace be to all~~~

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    Re: Baisakhi
    « Reply #5 on: April 04, 2007, 11:47:21 PM »
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    Annu ji, Sai Ram

    That is so nice of you to have given so many details about Baisakhi.

    I feel, the main theme behind every festival is to pray God, Visit Holy places, feed the poor and celebrate the day with near and dear ones.

    From the themes of our festivals also it is so evident that God wants all of us to be happy.

    Festivals are like special blessings of GOD to us.

    Celebrate and make everyone celebrate.

    So nice Annu ji for this information

    SO, LETS US ALL CELEBRATE BAISAKHI on 13.04.07.

    A VERY HAPPY BAISAKHI TO YOU AND UR ALL FAMILY MEMBERS

    JAI SAI RAM
    OM SAI NAMO NAMAHA SRI SAI NAMO NAMAHA
    JAI JAI SAI NAMO NAMAHA SADGURU SAI NAMO NAMAHA



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    Re: Baisakhi
    « Reply #6 on: April 05, 2007, 02:25:23 AM »
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  • Dear Kavita Ji and Tana Ji

    Being a punjabi girl , i know the imporatnce of Baisakhi but i don't have so much idea of this festival. Thanks a lot to sharing this.

    Is baisakhi per mein bhi jalebi jaroor khaongi.

    THANKS
    Kind words are like the seats in an Airplane. You'll still get to your destination without them , but the journey is a whole lot more comfortable with them.

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    Re: Baisakhi
    « Reply #7 on: April 08, 2007, 10:01:58 PM »
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    Sai ram to all Dwarka mai members...

    This year BAISAKHI is on 14th of APRIL...

    so we all celebrate BAISAKHI NOW 14TH of APRIL....

    jai sai ram...
    "लोका समस्ता सुखिनो भवन्तुः
    ॐ शन्तिः शन्तिः शन्तिः"

    " Loka Samasta Sukino Bhavantu
    Aum ShantiH ShantiH ShantiH"~~~

    May all the worlds be happy. May all the beings be happy.
    May none suffer from grief or sorrow. May peace be to all~~~

     


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