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Vishu 2021: Date, history, significance and celebrations of Kerala New Year(Twitter/ajithFC)

Vishu 2021: Date, history, significance and celebrations of Kerala New Year

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2021 07:48 PM IST
  • Vishu 2021: Here’s all you need to know about the date, history, significance and celebrations of the Malayalam New Year in Kerala with some interesting traditions associated with this harvest festival of Vishu Kani
Neha Kakkar and Rohanpreet Singh shower each other with love on Baisakhi.
Neha Kakkar and Rohanpreet Singh shower each other with love on Baisakhi.

Neha Kakkar lip-syncs Shreya Ghoshal's Oh Sanam for Rohanpreet Singh, he reacts

PUBLISHED ON APR 13, 2021 03:53 PM IST
  • Neha Kakkar took to Instagram and shared a video lip-syncing to Tony Kakkar and Shreya Ghosal's Oh Sanam.
Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor in New York.
Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor in New York.

Neetu Kapoor shares throwback video with Rishi Kapoor on Baisakhi. Watch

PUBLISHED ON APR 13, 2021 03:30 PM IST
  • Neetu Kapoor shared a throwback video from a movie featuring herself and her husband late Rishi Kapoor. In the clip, the couple dances to Tere Naam Tere Naam in the 1978 movie Pati Patni Aur Woh.
Expressing gratitude towards the country’s farmers, Modi said Baisakhi has a special link with nature and our hardworking farmers. (ANI file photo)
Expressing gratitude towards the country’s farmers, Modi said Baisakhi has a special link with nature and our hardworking farmers. (ANI file photo)

PM Modi extends greetings on Baisakhi; lauds country’s ‘hard working farmers’

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2021 09:50 AM IST
Baisakhi is the spring season harvest. Apart from marking the beginning of the New Year, the festival also commemorates the formation of Khalsa panth under Guru Gobind Singh in 1699. It is widely celebrated in Punjab and other parts of North India.
The Jallianwala Bagh site(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)
The Jallianwala Bagh site(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)

Jallianwala Bagh massacre: Here's what happened 102 years ago

Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 13, 2021 07:46 AM IST
Jallianwala Bagh Massacre: While the official figure released by the British claimed that a little over 350 people were killed in the massacre, the Congress party claimed that the number was as high as 1,000.
For the Sikhs, there are four occasions every year—Baisakhi, martyrdom day of Guru Arjan Dev, death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh and the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak—on which they can visit religious sites associated with their religion in Pakistan. (PTI)
For the Sikhs, there are four occasions every year—Baisakhi, martyrdom day of Guru Arjan Dev, death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh and the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak—on which they can visit religious sites associated with their religion in Pakistan. (PTI)

437 Sikh pilgrims granted permission to visit Pakistan for Baisakhi

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 11, 2021 04:30 PM IST
  • Under the 1974 'Bilateral Protocol on Visits to Religious Shrines' signed between India and Pakistan, citizens of both countries can visit certain religious shrines.
Sooji ka halwa recipe(Instagram/thesistersbakingstudio)
Sooji ka halwa recipe(Instagram/thesistersbakingstudio)

This Baisakhi make delicious Sooji Ka Halwa that tastes divine: Recipe

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Nishtha Grover, Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 11, 2021 03:22 PM IST
  • Make delicious desserts at home this Baisakhi. Learn how to cook Sooji Ka Halwa with the help of this simple recipe and satisfy that sweet craving.
Amitabh Bachchan has shared a picture from 1969.
Amitabh Bachchan has shared a picture from 1969.

Amitabh Bachchan shares pic from his first-ever photo shoot after joining film industry in 1969

Hindustan Times, NEw Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2020 09:45 AM IST
Amitabh Bachchan, who has been in the habit of sharing throwback pictures, shared one of Tuesday which can be called a throwback gem. See it here.
Bollywood celebrities urged fans to celebrate Baisakhi at home.
Bollywood celebrities urged fans to celebrate Baisakhi at home.

Amitabh Bachchan to Ajay Devgn, Bollywood celebs wish fans on Baisakhi: ‘Stay at home and celebrate with your family’

Asian News International | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2020 05:38 PM IST
Several Bollywood celebrities took to their social media accounts to wish their fans a happy Baisakhi. See their wishes here.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(ANI)
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(ANI)

PM Modi greets citizens on Baisakhi, Odiya New Year

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2020 10:34 AM IST
On Maha Bishuba Pana Sankranti, people consume ‘pana’, a traditional sweet and sour drink made with raw mango and sugar.
Happy Baisakhi 2020: History and significance of this harvest festival.
Happy Baisakhi 2020: History and significance of this harvest festival.

Happy Baisakhi 2020: History and significance of this harvest festival

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2020 10:17 AM IST
Baisakhi, also known as Vaisakhi marks the Sikh New Year and is a spring harvest festival celebrated in Punjab and other parts of North India.
We invited four grandmoms from Tilak Vihar, also known as the ‘Widows Colony’, to celebrate this special day. This was their first Baisakhi after the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.(PHOTO BY RAAJESSH KASHYAP/ HT)
We invited four grandmoms from Tilak Vihar, also known as the ‘Widows Colony’, to celebrate this special day. This was their first Baisakhi after the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.(PHOTO BY RAAJESSH KASHYAP/ HT)

A Baisakhi message: The only antidote to hate is compassion

Hindustan Times | By Shara Prayag & Abhinav Verma, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2019 02:47 PM IST
We invited these gritty grandmoms from ‘Widow Colony’, Tilak Vihar, to celebrate the festival of new beginnings with us. As they shared beautiful insights into life, they told us this was their first-ever celebration after suffering a life-altering tragedy.
Baisakhi also known as Vaisakhi marks the Punjabi and Sikh New Year and is a spring harvest festival celebrated in Punjab and Northern India.(HT Photo)
Baisakhi also known as Vaisakhi marks the Punjabi and Sikh New Year and is a spring harvest festival celebrated in Punjab and Northern India.(HT Photo)

Baisakhi 2019: Significance, history and rituals of this harvest festival

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2019 01:05 PM IST
Baisakhi is a spring harvest festival celebrated in Punjab. Baisakhi falls on 14 April this year and it commemorates the formation of the Khalsa Panth, under Guru Gobind Singh in the year 1699.
The death toll in the massacre is still disputed.(HT ARCHIVE)
The death toll in the massacre is still disputed.(HT ARCHIVE)

A searing memory of horror lingers for Jallianwalla Bagh massacre victims’ families

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By Anil Sharma
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2019 09:45 AM IST
A hundred years later, the massacre still remains a searing memory for families of the victims who heard about it from survivors and relayed the narrative to subsequent generations.
As many as 872 devotees had applied for Pakistan visa this year, 33 of whom were rejected.(HT Photo)
As many as 872 devotees had applied for Pakistan visa this year, 33 of whom were rejected.(HT Photo)

1,898 Sikh pilgrims leave for Pakistan to celebrate Baisakhi

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2019 11:19 PM IST
After completing 10-day pilgrimage and paying obeisance at various gurdwaras in Pakistan, the Jatha will come back to India on April 21.
A photo of Amarjit Singh
A photo of Amarjit Singh

Amritsar man missing from jatha in Pak: Kin say he called only on first day of trip, seek probe

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By Anil Sharma
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2018 09:14 AM IST
He had gone to Pakistan as part of a 1,796-member group to celebrate Baisakhi at Gurdwara Panja Sahib.
As the recent rains led to increase in moisture content of the wheat crop, Jalandhar grain markets have witnessed less arrival of crop even after three days of Baisakhi.(Pardeep Pandit/HT)
As the recent rains led to increase in moisture content of the wheat crop, Jalandhar grain markets have witnessed less arrival of crop even after three days of Baisakhi.(Pardeep Pandit/HT)

Wheat harvesting: More rain can cause damage, say experts

Hindustan Times, Jalandhar | By Parampreet Singh Narula, Jalandhar
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2018 10:31 AM IST
Untimely rainfall consecutively from April 9 to April 11 across the state had dampened the festive spirit among farmers, who couldn’t perform the age-old ritual of harvesting wheat crop on Baisakhi.
Sikh pilgrims pray during the Baisakhi festival at the shrine of Gurdwara Punja Sahib, the second most sacred place for Sikhs, in Hasan Abdal, some 50 kilometers from Islamabad, in Pakistan, on April 14, 2018. Thousands of Sikh pilgrims arrived from India and other countries to attend the harvest festival that is regionally known by many names and marks the Solar New Year.(AP)
Sikh pilgrims pray during the Baisakhi festival at the shrine of Gurdwara Punja Sahib, the second most sacred place for Sikhs, in Hasan Abdal, some 50 kilometers from Islamabad, in Pakistan, on April 14, 2018. Thousands of Sikh pilgrims arrived from India and other countries to attend the harvest festival that is regionally known by many names and marks the Solar New Year.(AP)

India lodges protest after Pakistan prevents envoy from meeting Sikh pilgrims

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayant Jacob
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2018 10:22 PM IST
The MEA said the Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan, who was to visit Gurdwara Panja Sahib, was asked to return while en route the shrine on Saturday, for unspecified ‘security’ reasons.
SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal with SAD general secretary Prem Singh Chandumajra at Takht Shri Damdama Sahib in Talwandi Sabo on the occasion of Baisakhi on Saturday.(Sanjeev Kumar/HT)
SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal with SAD general secretary Prem Singh Chandumajra at Takht Shri Damdama Sahib in Talwandi Sabo on the occasion of Baisakhi on Saturday.(Sanjeev Kumar/HT)

Congress govt has no control over anything, says Sukhbir Badal

Hindustan Times, Talwandi Sabo (Bathinda) | By Sachin Sharma, Talwandi Sabo (bathinda)
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2018 08:28 PM IST
“Nothing like a government exists right now in the state,” says the SAD president.
Men perform the bhangra while women perform gidda during Baisakhi.(HT file photo)
Men perform the bhangra while women perform gidda during Baisakhi.(HT file photo)

Baisakhi 2018: Date, history and significance of this harvest festival

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2018 10:43 AM IST
The festival of Baisakhi celebrates a plentiful harvest and marks the start of the Punjabi new year. We tell you more about the historical significance of the festival.
(Shutterstock)
(Shutterstock)

Baisakhi 2018: Best quotes, SMSes, wishes to share on WhatsApp and Facebook

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2018 10:41 AM IST
Happy Baisakhi: Here are some of the best quotes, messages and images to share with your family and friends. You can post these on WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
Actor Teena Singh and model Shahzad Deol have made a name for themselves in the glamour world with sheer perseverance(HT Photo/Sarang Gupta)
Actor Teena Singh and model Shahzad Deol have made a name for themselves in the glamour world with sheer perseverance(HT Photo/Sarang Gupta)

Baisakhi special: Meet these Punjabis who never say die

UPDATED ON APR 13, 2018 06:52 PM IST
This Baisakhi, meet these inspiring go-getters from Punjab, who put aside odds to live their dreams. Here’s to the invincible spirit of the vibrant state.
Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau wished Muslims a “joyous” Eid
Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau wished Muslims a “joyous” Eid

Justin Trudeau wishes Muslims on Eid, the internet just can’t stop praising him

UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2019 05:14 PM IST
“The community spirit I felt at Ramadan food banks in Montreal and Toronto reminds us all — no matter our backgrounds, we’re in this together”
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