Punjabi New Year Baisakhi 2018 is almost here! The festival is also known as Vaishakhi, or Vasakhi, the harvest festival of Punjab is celebrated in the first month of Bikram Sambat Hindu calendar on April 13 or April 14. The festival marks the beginning of the Hindu Solar New Year and witnesses huge celebrations in the state. Traditional dance forms, special prayers, sweets are a part and parcel of the festival. Baisakhi also has a special significance as it marks the execution of Guru Tegh Bahadur at the hands of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb after he declined to convert to Islam.

Guru Gobind Singh chose five Khalsa or panj pyare and subsequently said that they will be responsible for upholding the religious freedom of the people and Guru Granth Sahib will be considered for eternal guidance instead of any Guru from thereon. It was in 1699 that Guru Gobind Singh brought this reformation and change in Sikhism.

On Baisakhi, the Sikhs and Punjabis hold fairs and melas, visit Gurudwaras to pay respect and take out the procession to celebrate the festival. These processions are called Nagar kirtans and mark this special festival.

As we celebrate Baisakhi, here are some messages, wishes, Facebook status, Whatsapp greetings in English, Hindi and Punjabi that you can send to your near and dear ones.

English Messages

I wish you a very Happy Baisakhi. May Wahe Guruji accept your good deeds, bring all the years full of love and contentment.

I wish you a very Happy Baisakhi. May Wahe Guruji accept your good deeds, bring all the years full of love and contentment. May you come up as bright as sun, as cool as water and as sweet as honey. Hope this Baisakhi fulfill all your desires and wishes. Happy Baisakhi!

May the cheerful festival of Baisakhi usher in good times and happiness that you so rightly deserve. Have a wonderful day. Happy Baisakhi!!

I convey my heartiest wishes to you and your family on the glorious occasion of Baisakhi. May this be the beginning of a lucky year ahead!

May you come up as bright as sun, as cool as water and as sweet as honey. Hope this Baisakhi fulfill all your desires and wishes. Happy Baisakhi!

I convey my heartiest wishes to you and your family on the glorious occasion of Baisakhi. May this be the beginning of a lucky year ahead!

Punjabi Messages

Baisakhi de is paawan parv diyan sabnu vadhaiyyan. Wahe Guru Ji sab da bhala karein. Happy Baisakhi!

Has deyon Doston nu hasaan vaaste, marr java Doston ko manaan vaaste, baisakhi hai khushi manaan vaaste. Baisakhi ki vadhiyan saare parivar nu. Happy Baisakhi!

Khalsa Mero Roop Hain Khaas, Khalsey Main Hun Karu Niwas, Khalsa Panth De Sajna Diwas Di Lakh Lakh Wadhayi hove ji

Rab kare Baisakhi da tyohaar tuhade atte tuhade pariwaar lae bahut saiyaan khusiyan le ke aawe. Happy Baisakhi…

Bhangre paaea, Gidhe paaea..Aao sare milke Baisakhi da tyohaar manaaea..Tuhanu sareyan nu Baisakhi de tyohaar de lakh-lakh wadai hove ji…

Hindi Messages

नाचो-गाओ, खुशी मनाओ, आई है बैसाखी, चलो जश्‍न मनाओ, रखकर सब चिंताओं को एक आरे मिलकर गीत खुशी के गाओ और बैसाखी का त्‍योहार मनाओ, बैसाखी की शुभकामनाएं.

बैसाखी आई, साथ में ढेर सारी खुशियां लाई, तो भंगड़ा पाओ, खुशी मनाओ, मिलकर सब बंधु भाई. बैसाखी की शुभकामनाएं.

खुशबु आपकी यारी की हमें महका जाती है, आपकी हर एक की हुई बात हमें बहका जाती है, सांसें तो बहुत देर लगाती हैं आने-जाने में, हर सांस से पहले आपकी याद आ जाती है. बैसाखी मुबारक हो.

नए दौर, नए युग की शुरुआत, सत्‍यता, कर्तव्‍यता हो सदा साथ, बैसाखी का यह सुंदर पर्व, सदैव याद दिलाता है मानवता का पाठ.