Thursday, April 12, 2007

Happy Baisakhi - a harvest festival of punjab

Pungriya vallan vellan rukhi chadiyaan,
Fulla heddon fallan ne paroyiya ladiyaa,
Sai di nigaah Jag te sawaali e,
Chal ne premiye Baisakhi Chaliye.
Oye Jatta Aayee Baisakhi... Baisakhi is the festival of Punjab.

According to Punjabi, old calendar Baisakhi is the new year. Baisakhi of Punjab is too joyfully. This festival related to harvesting. Today the Jatt of the Punjab are very happy because of their ready wheat in farms. Today is the day of cutting of wheat grass or selling of the wheat in market.

Peoples start this day with ardaas (the pray of God) by visiting local temple. Specially our local temple Golden temple (Shri Darbaar Sahib Gurudwara). Peoples come from different area for the blessing in Golden temple.


The Baisakhi is celebrated all over India under different names and different celebrations. Baisakhi known as 'Rongali Bihu' in Assam, 'Naba Barsha' in Bengal, Puthandu in Tamil Nadu and 'Pooram Vishu' in Kerala.

There are too much other reason to celebrate .
But Punjabi Baisakhi is totally different from others.Due to selling of wheat the farmers pocket are full with money. Therefore, they arranged a party, which is call Mela in desi language. In this mela they enjoy Bhangra-Gidda (Shaan of Punjab), Sweets like round-round stop (Jalebi), Vesan boondi laddo, Barfi. And Wine, Lahan, Whisky, Sugarcane Juice (Ganne di roo), Pepsi cola for drink.

Peoples mostly taste Jalebi on this day.
Children love to buy toys, shoot balloons, etc. in the mela. On some places, Punjabi Akhara also held. Akhara means where fighters do wrestling. It’s too enjoyable to see the fight of Pehalwaan's (fighters) in Akhara. Winners of Akhara in Wrestling get too much prizes. Bhangra wow The Shaan of Punjab..

You automatically exited if you see the bhangra(Punjabi Dance) of Punjab. This day the gabru(boys) of Punjab dance Punjabi bhangra in dress with tumbi, kaatoo,daanga, kundi etc. All of them dance on the beat of Dhol(A instrument) with the shouting of Oye aaye baisakhi jatta aayee basakhi..Haye shavaa..ballee balle.. And all others make a amazing shout..wanna shout with me..lets start.. BUUUUUUUURRRRRRRRRRRAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH....
It is call badak in punjabi.

You are excited naa. I know. Just think the peoples who are watching all this how much exited they will be. However, it is happens only in Punjab.

Once again Happy Baisakhi to you all from me.

1 comment:

ashish soni said...

Got to see this BAishaki mela once
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