Baisakhi 2016, is finally here, the festival is celebrated with fervour around the nation; however, holds special significance for Punjab and Sikhs and known as Harvest festival.
Today, thousands of people turn to Golden temple in Amritsar to show gratitude towards God for a good harvest season. Every year the festival falls on April 13 or April 14.
The festival is also celebrated by the Sikh Diaspora around the globe.
It marks the establishment of Khalsa Panth by Guru Gobind Singh. On Baisakhi Day, March 30, 1699, Guru gave his new Khalsa a unique, indisputable, and distinct identity and offered five emblems of purity and courage.
Those five emblems are popularly known as Five Ks: Kesh, unshorn hair; Kangha, the wooden comb; Karra, the iron (or steel) bracelet; Kirpan, the sword; and Kachera, the underwear. The festival is also considered as the action of commemorating brotherhood in Sikhism. On this day the Grant Sahib scriptures are placed on a throne and then read out loud.