Wishing entire Humanity and very happy and prosperous Baisakhi, Rongali Bihu in Assam, Naba Barsha in Bengal, Puthandu in Tamil Nadu, Vishu in Kerala and Vaishakha in Bihar.
A Holistic look, into this beautiful, colourful and vibrant festival, reveals a lot about the greatness of the festivals and their enriching values in our lives.
Significance of Baisakhi in Sikhism:
Baisakhi is very important for the people of the Sikh faith. As it was on a Baisakhi Day, in the year 1699 that the Tenth Guru of Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singhji, founded the Khalsa Panth or the Order of Pure Ones and gave a unique identity to Sikhs. On the same day the Guru gave, amrit (nectar) to his first batch of five disciples( Panj Piyare) making them Singh’s , a martial community. By doing so, he eliminated the differences of high and low and established that all human beings were equal. For the agriculturally rich state of Punjab and Haryana, Baisakhi marks the time for harvest of Rabi (winter) crops and is therefore extremely significant for the farmers. Baisakhi Festival is therefore also celebrated as a “Thanks Giving Day” in these states. It is also considered as the Day to Receive Guru’s Blessings for Sikhs,according to a popular legend in Sikhism, it was on this day of Baisakhi in 1567 that Guru Amar Das had first established Baisakhi as one of the special days when all Sikhs would gather to receive the guru’s blessings at Goindwal.
Scientific Importance of Celebrating Baisakhi:
As it’s a well known fact that Baisakhi is to celebrated the harvest season,meaning the day to celebrate the fruits of the hard work and toil. This signifies, that all the hard work and sweat that we put into the efforts, will definitely bear fruits some day. All that we need to have is the patience & persevearance to wait and continue doing our hard work, because the universe knows the right time to reward the person for his efforts. All that matters is “Do your best positively,when results come accept it gracefully.” Don’t compare and don’t despair, every effort put in by each of u, will and has to bear fruit. Its just a matter of channelizing the efforts in the right direction,to bear the fruits at the right time,and at regular intervals. for this a person needs a Guru,who can shed light and dispel darkness. Hence this day is also observed as the “Thanks Giving Day”. To pay your Attitude of Gratitude to the Guru,who has been the torchbearer of your life, guiding & leading you to channelize your efforts in the right direction to get the deserving fruits,and yet maintain your humility,in your overall progression. This day also helps you to remember all the people, places, situations, that are responsible for you, to celebrate the fruits of your hard work, and make way for more of such prosperity in your life by forever living in the attitude of gratitude. By understanding & following this core value of “Attitude of Gratitude”, you automatically set your brain cells in motion to release more of the Feel good hormones,that always make you feel positive and happy,and you are always able to manage every situation and circumstances in life with a “Smile on your face and a song in your heart.”
I always urge all my disciples to continue to “Believe in yourself” and keep doing your part gracefully, the higher energy is always watching all of you, and when the right time comes, it will reward you for your efforts,without asking for it. Untill then continue doing the good work. Keep ploughing positive, harmonious thoughts in the entire universe where ever you go, because the universe is your field, and continue spreading unconditional love and unconditional forgiveness, with this attitude of gratitude,every day will be a rich harvest day in your life, to celebrate love,happiness and joy.
May there be total peace and harmony all over the world.
Love and Blessings