Baisakhi and New Year (Vaisakhi) Greetings

April 13-14 is celebrated in the Indian subcontinent as Baisakhi and the start of the Solar New year. Vaisakhi festival is celebrated especially in Punjab, mixes rich traditions with religious observances. It is also a spring harvest festival.
The main significance of this festival is that it marks the birth of Sikh Panth which started after the persecution and execution of Guru Tegh Bahadur for refusing to convert to Islam under the orders of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. The coronation of the tenth Guru of Sikhism and the historic formation of Khalsa, both took place on this day in 1699 by Guru Gobind Singh Ji.
On this auspicious occasion of Baisakhi. Hindu Council of Australia greets the Sikh community and all the people from northern India on this New Year day. “May this Baisakhi fill your life with the colours of love, joy and happiness.
As per the Vikram Samvat calendar, this festival celebrates the start of the solar New Year. It marks the first day of the month of Vaisakha. This day is also celebrated in various parts of India with different names, such as in Nepal as Nava Varsh, Bengal as Boishakh, Assam as Bohag Bihu, Kerala as Vishu, Tamilnadu as Puthandu and Odisa as Maha Vishuba Sankranti.
May the coming year bring joy, prosperity and happiness in all our lives.
We are passing through unprecedented health crisis of this century and at this time, we all depend on our collective strength, values of care and support to each other to overcome this difficult period.
On this day let’s eradicate selfishness from within and obtain the greatest comforts and lasting peace.
Happy Baisakhi

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