Definition of Baisakhi in English:

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Baisakhi

Pronunciation: /bʌɪˈsɑːkhi/

noun

A Sikh festival held annually to commemorate the founding of the khalsa by Gobind Singh in 1699.
Example sentences
  • Guru Gobind Singh was formally installed Guru on the Baisakhi day of 1733 Bk / 29 March 1676.
  • A sense of camaraderie was all pervasive among members of the Sikh community when Baisakhi festival was observed in Tirupati for two days from April 14.
  • Meanwhile, Sikh families in Kunduz can celebrate their religious Baisakhi festival for the first time in 15 years.

Origin

From Sanskrit Vaiśākha, denoting a month of the Hindu lunar year corresponding to April–May, regarded in some areas as the start of the new year.

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