Sunday, April 13, 2008

Vaisakhi

Happy Vaisakhi everyone!! Vaisakhi is a very important day for the Sikhs. While it is widely celebrated as New Year, it also marks the very significant religious event of the creation of Khalsa. You can read more about it here.

Vaisakhi

So here’s what I did for Vaisakhi. A group of us headed of to Pusing Gurdwara. Right as we entered the Pusing junction, there was a massive jam which is totally surprising seeing that it is a pretty small town. And then we noticed there was a chariot!! So the driver dropped 3 of us by the side of the road and we joined in the procession.

I was so excited! I’ve always wanted to join in the procession but have always missed it. Seeing that it is my final semester in uni, I feel so blessed to have been able to be part of this. I simply could not contain my joy last night to be able to be there. The atmosphere was exhilarating. There were hundreds of people, young, old alike decked in their best for New Year’s. Did I mention that the chariot is the same one used in Anna and the King?


Panj Piare

The chariot carried the Guru Granth Sahib (GGS), the holy book for the Sikh and the Kirtan group (a group of people singing hymns while playing traditional instruments like the vaja and tabla). The procession started out in Seputeh Gurdwara around 7pm. The drizzle did not dampen anyone’s spirits, all around you see is smiling faces. Lucky me, I came prepared with an umbrella. By the time we arrived in Pusing Gurdwara, it was around 9.30pm. Lo and behold, the crowd waiting at the temple was as big as the crowd in the procession. I have never seen the place so packed before.

Here are some of the pics from last night.


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Me at the stairs of the chariot



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Me at the middle of the chariot


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Le Boys

Well, I hope everyone will be blessed with happiness, success, joy and love this Vaisakhi.

2 comments:

Ajitpal said...

i was there...n ya ...u see da pics of dis gal in da chariot....so xcited wei she...hehe...HAPPY VASAKHI

Ohkulala said...

yeah la, i dont know when next ill have the opportunity to be part of the procession and see the chariot. final sem already. so i was definitely excited. if i had been a small kid, i would probably be jumping up and down like a monkey that nite :)