In photos: Baisakhi celebrations at a Srinagar Gurudwara


Srinagar: Baisakhi, or Vaisakhi, the widely celebrated Sikh festival that marks the beginning of the solar year, was celebrated with religious fervor in parts of Kashmir.

Also known as the crop harvesting festival, the day commemorates the formation of the Khalsa Panth of warriors under the 10th Guru of Sikhs Guru Gobind Singh in 1699.

The celebrations, however, were curtailed for the last two years in view of the Covid pandemic. Today The Kashmir Walla attended the festival at Gurudwara Chatti Patshahi.

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Devotees waiting in a line to enter the Gurudwara.
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A man fixing his turban in front of a mirror for Baisakhi celebrations.
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An elderly man touching his forehead to pay respects in Srinagar Gurudwara.
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A volunteer serving chickpea to a devotee.
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The priest at Gurudwara Chatti Patshahi reciting Guru Granth Sahib.
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Volunteers preparing langar at Gurudwara Chatti Patshahi in Srinagar for Baisakhi celebrations.
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Devotees taking a selfie in the lawn of Gurudwara.

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