Sikhs celebrate big Vaisakhi festival
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.