सोमवार, 30 जून 2014

Vaisakhi Day :14 April ,1699

Thousands celebrating the Sikh festival

Vaisakhi is a very important day for Sikhs and one of the most colorful events in the Sikh calendar .It occurs during mid -April every year and traditionally concurs in Punjab with the first harvesting of the crops for the year .So ,historically ,it has been a very joyous occasion and a time for celebration .However ,since 1699 ,it had marked the very significant religious event of the creation of the Khalsa .

Khalsa vowed to have a daily spiritual practice of reading 5 banis (scriptures ).Khalsa vowed to follow the basic tenets of Bana (uniform ),Bani(scriprures),Simran (meditative recitation),Seva (service).Khalsa also vows to refrain from any sexual relationship outside  of marriage ,and to refrain from taking meat ,tobacco ,alcohol ,and all other intoxicants .

Then Guru Gobind Singh infused his own being into the Khalsa ,declaring that the Khalsa was now the Guru in all temporal matters .For spiritual matters ,The Guruship was given to "Sri Guru Granth Sahib ", a compilation of sacred writings by those who have experienced Truth .For Sikhs ,"Sri Guru Granth Sahib " is the living embodiment of the Guru , and is regarded with the utmost reverence and respect wherever it is found .Sikhs all over the world took to the "Sri Guru Granth Sahib " as their living Guru  ,as the source of spiritual instruction and guidance .

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