Baisakhi which is also known as Vaisakhi is almost around and we cannot be more excited about its grandeur celebration which will be taking place in every corner of Punjab. This occasion marks the beginning of the Sikh New Year and the traditional solar New Year for the Hindu. The Vaisakh month observes the formation of Khalsa Pant by the tenth guru of the Sikh— Guru Gobind Singh. People of Punjab wear traditional clothes, visit Gurudwara, feast upon rich food and perform on the traditional folk dance, known as Bhangra and Gidda.
Baisakhi is also observed as the day when farmers pay tribute to the almighty for a successful harvest and hope for the same in future. Farmers celebrate it as ‘Avant Pauni’ where all farmers, workers, and labors gather together and religious couplets to the tune of the drums.
If you are planning to head towards a Baisakhi party, it is important to look beautiful and classy at the same time. The Baisakhi traditional wear includes Salwar Kameez, Kurta Pyjama, Paranda and so on that sums up the festival look. Even for boys, they can dress up in smart Kurta Pyjama, Pathani Kurta, Chadar and so on to support the festive look.
Take a look at some of the traditional Baisakhi wear
The Ramal is the Punjabi term for the word ‘Rumal’which means handkerchief. It is usually tied around the wrist or wrist of the Bhangra or the Gidda performer. While performing on tunes of Punjabi song, it swirls that gives an amazing effect to the entire attire.
Pag is worn by the men of the Sikh Family on daily basis but there is a special turban which is of vibrant beautiful colors that are worn on the festive time.
The Kaintha is a kind of necklace which is worn by men. It is usually gold color plated and the material is made of any metal. The importance of the Kaintha is such that there are few Punjabi songs that are solely dedicated to Kaintha.
Salwar Kameez is a Punjabi suit that is worn by Punjabi ladies. On the festive time, they wear an expensive material salwar kameez which has vibrant and beautiful colors.
Pathani kurta is a kurta but in a pathani style. It is a lot in fashion nowadays and does make a man look trendy and classy at the same time.
The Torla is a sign of pride for Sikh men and is worn with pride on top of their turban. It looks like a shape of a peacock who has spread its wings and the Bhangra performers are totally incomplete with a Torla.
Chadar is very similar to lungi the only difference is it is a very colorful cloth wrapped around the waist. Chadar is also sometimes embroidered or decorated according to the choice.
Kurta Pyjama is worn by Punjabi men. The whole outfit can be of the same color or both Kurta and pajama can be worn with the color coordination.
The jugi is just like the Nehru jacket over the upper wear along with the Kaintha. The only difference between Nehru jacket and jugi is that it does not have buttons or pockets. It should match with the whole dress and you will look amazing.
Paranda is a very famous thing in Punjab. Punjabi ladies wear it on their hairs and kind of braid tassels it along with their hair. Wearing a paranda makes a woman look very appealing and the plus point is that it makes the hair look really long.
The Suggi Phull is a kind of mang tikka that Gidda performers wear on their head. It looks like a flower which is protruding out. It is made of any metal or comes in wide range of color of your choice.
So what are you thinking? It’s time to dress up in the best Baisakhi outfit.