Sikhs cel­e­brate big Vaisakhi fes­ti­val

Huddersfield Daily Examiner - - FRONT PAGE -

Gur­d­wara tem­ple in Hud­der­s­field, said: “The pur­pose of na­gar kir­tan is to take the mes­sage of God to the doorsteps of the com­mu­nity.

“It is com­mon for na­gar kir­tans to take place wher­ever Sikhs live.”

The pro­ces­sion was led by five Am­rit­d­hari Khalsa Sikhs who have con­firmed their vows by tak­ing Am­rit, sim­i­lar to a con­fir­ma­tion cer­e­mony.

The Vaisakhi fes­ti­val recog­nises the birth of Guru Gobind Singh’s Khalsa and is a time to give thanks for the har­vest and to hope for an­other good year.

The holy event is cel­e­brated on the same day each year.

Vaisakhi, also known as Baisakhi, com­mem­o­rates the year of 1699 when Guru Gobind Singh – a spir­i­tual leader, war­rior, poet and philoso­pher – founded the or­der of the Khalsa.

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