About Baisakhi

About Baisakhi

A popular festival among the Sikhs and Punjabis, Baisakhi is one which is celebrated with great fun and gaiety. The Punjabis celebrate this festival to mark the harvest of rabi crops whereas for the Sikhs, it holds a religious significance. For the people of Punjab and Haryana, Baisakhi marks a New Year’s time as well. Thus, on this day, farmers thank god for the bountiful crop and pray for good times ahead. They buy new clothes and have a great time by singing, dancing and enjoying the best of festive food. But for the Sikhs, the major activities of the day are organized in Gurdwaras. Usually celebrated on the month of April, eating delicious food and exchanging gifts are significant part of this festival. The articles assigned in this chapter discuss about Baisakhi and the numerous gifts which you can send to your loved ones in India.


Baisakhi Recipes

Easy and Delectable Recipes for Baisakhi

Baisakhi, the quintessential festival of the Punjabis, is celebrated with a lot of fun and frolic. This festival is a celebration of the new year in Punjab and hence sending gifts to India is quite common during this time. The term Baisakhi is derived from Baisakh, which is the first month of the Hindu lunisolar calendar. Baisakhi is a very celebratory time all over Punjab and therefore food along with gifts become a very important factor. A gift to India will be appropriate during this time but this day will remain incomplete without the mouth watering delicacies. Among the many tasty eatables of this time, only a few and the

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Astrological Significance of Baisakhi

It is that time of the year again to celebrate the joyous festival of Baisakhi.  This festival is of extreme importance in India for a number of reasons. Especially for farmers, this is of prime importance and is celebrated as a harvest festival. But most importantly this festival is celebrated as the Sikh New Year and the Khalsa Panth was also founded on this day. It traces its origins from the celebration of Baisakhi Day dated back in 1699 organized by the Tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh to form Khalsa - Brotherhood of Saint Soldiers to fight against despotism and cruelty. People send gifts to India from various regio

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