Vaisakh is a second month in the Nanakshahi calendar. This month coincides with April/May of the Western/Georgian/Julian Calendar. During Vaisakh, the crop is harvested in Punjab.
Baisakhi is the most important festival in the Sikh calendar. It is celebrated on the first day of the Vaisakh. On this day, the Khalsa came into existence. This festival is celebrated all over the world in the following ways:
Bhangra (folk dance) show
Nagar Kirtan (procession)
Gatka (martial art) Exhibition
Akand Paaths (continuous recitation of Guru Granth Sahib from beginning to end, taking about 48 hours) etc.
During this month, the second son of Guru Gobind Singh, Sahibzada Jujhar Singh was born on 9 April 1691.
On the 16 April,the following Gurus left this world for heavenly abode:
Guru Angad Dev
Guru Har Krishan
They handed over the Guruship to the following Gurus respectively:
Guru Amar Das
Guru Tegh Bahadur
On the 18 April, the Sikhs celebrate the birthday of the following Gurus:
Guru Angad Dev, the second Sikh Guru
Guru Tegh Bahadur, the ninth Sikh Guru.
Following is the description of month Vaisakh in Guru Granth Sahib:
vaisaakh dhheeran kio vaadteeaa jinaa praem bishhohu||
har saajan purakh visaar kai lagee maaeiaa dhhohu||
puthr kalathr n sa(n)g dhhanaa har avinaasee ouhu||
palach palach sagalee muee jhoot(h)ai dhha(n)dhhai mohu||
eikas har kae naam bin agai leeahi khohi|| dhay visaar viguchanaa prabh bin avar n koe||
preetham charanee jo lagae thin kee niramal soe||
naanak kee prabh baenathee prabh milahu paraapath hoe||
vaisaakh suhaavaa thaa(n) lagai jaa sa(n)th bhaettai har soe ||
In the month of Vaisaakh, how can the bride be patient? She is separated from her Beloved.
She has forgotten the Lord, her Life-companion, her Master;
she has become attached to Maya, the deceitful one.
Neither son, nor spouse, nor wealth shall go along with you-only the Eternal Lord.
Entangled and enmeshed in the love of false occupations, the whole world is perishing.
Without the Naam, the Name of the One Lord, they lose their lives in the hereafter.
Forgetting the Merciful Lord, they are ruined. Without God, there is no other at all.
Pure is the reputation of those who are attached to the Feet of the Beloved Lord.
Nanak makes this prayer to God: “”Please, come and unite me with Yourself.”
” The month of Vaisaakh is beautiful and pleasant, when the Saint causes me to meet the Lord.