FESTIVALS OF INDIA – BAISAKHI
The Baisakhi Parva is in Punjabi called (visakhi), Hindi(baisakhi) also known as Baisakhi, Vaishakhi, or Vasakhi. It is the harvest festival celebrated across North Indian states. And especially Punjab state by Punjabis regardless of religion.
It is one of the significant holidays in the Sikh calendar. This day is also observed as the beginning of the Hindu solar new year celebrated by people across Nepal, Assam and other regions of India. In Himachal Pradesh, the Hindu Goddess Jwalamukhi Devi is worshipped on Vaisakhi, while in Bihar, the Sun-god Surya is honoured.The festival is celebrated as Rongali Bihu in Assam, Naba Barsha or Pohela Boishakh in Bengal and Tripura, Puthandu (Tamil New Year). Besides Punjab, Baisakhi is widely celebrated as a traditional harvest festival in many northern states of India, such as Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand and other region also.
The actual celebration takes place at Talwandi Sabo (In this Place Guru Gobind Singh stayed for nine months and completed the recompilation of the Guru Granth Sahib), and in the gurdwara at Anandpur Sahib, the birth place of the Khalsa Granth and at the Golden Temple in Amritsar.