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GURPURABS

List of Gurpurabs and Sikh Festivals-2001


 
Date Name of Gurpurabs/ Festival
2nd January Prakash Utsav of Guru Gobind Singh ji
13th  January  Mela Maghi Mukatsar
29th January Basant Panchmi
6th February  Prakash Utsav of Guru Har Rai Sahib ji.
10th March  Holla Mohalla (Anandpur Sahib).
22nd March Gurgaddi Guru Har Rai Sahib ji.
26th March Gurgaddi Guru Amardas Sahib ji.
29th March Guru Angad Sahib Joti Jot Samaye.
30th March Guru Hargobind Sahib Joti Jot Samaye.
6th April  Guru Harkrishan Sahib Joti Jot Samaye.
6th April  Gurgaddi Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib.
12th April Prakash Utsav of Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib.
13th April  Vaisakhi (Khalsa Sajna Diwas)
14th April Prakash Utsav of Guru Arjan Sahib.
24th April  Prakash Utsav of Guru Angad Sahib.
6th May Prakash Utsav Guru Amardas Sahib.
15th May Gurgaddi Guru Hargobind Sahib.
29th May  Martyrdom day of Guru Arjan Sahib.
7th June Prakash Utsav of Guru Hargobind Sahib.
15th July Prakash Utsav of Guru Harkrishan Sahib.
4th August Mela at Baba Bakala (Rakhar Puniya)
19th August  First Parkash Diwas (Guru Granth Sahib.)
20th August Gurgaddi Guru Arjan Sahib.
21st August Guru Ramdas Sahib Joti Jot Samaye.
25th August Marriage of Guru Nanak Sahib at Batala.
31st August Gurgaddi Guru Ramdas Sahib.
2nd September Guru Amardas Joti Jot Samaye.
8th September Gurgaddi Guru Angad Sahib.
13th September Guru Nanak Sahib Joti Jot Samaye.
26th October Ijlas Khalsa Darbar (Dussehra).
3rd November Prakash Utsav of Guru Ramdas Sahib.
9th November Guru Har Rai Sahib Joti Jot Samaye.
9th November Gurgaddi Guru Harkrishan Sahib.
14th November Bandhi Chhor Diwas,Deepmala Sri Harmandir Sahib(Diwali) 
20th November  Guru Gobind Singh Sahib Joti Jot Samaye.
30th November Prakash Utsav Guru Nanak Sahib.
17th December Gurgaddi Guru Gobind Singh Sahib.
19th December Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib Joti Jot Samaye(Martyred).
22nd December Martyrdom day of Elder sons of Guru Gobind S. Sahib.
27th December Martyrdom day of Younger sons of Guru Gobind S.Sahib.

 

VISAKHI OR BAISAKHI?

Some western Sikhs call the birth of khalsa 'Baisakhi' where as other Sikhs in the U.K and India call the birth of khalsa 'Visakhi'. Which one is correct, and why?


We think the best transliteration of this word to English is "Visakhi." The word "Baisakhi" probably came about because the letter when spoken in Punjabi can be interpreted by Westerners as 'v,' 'w,' or 'b.' To the best of my knowledge, the correct pronunciation of this letter is somewhat of a cross between 'v' and 'w.'