Srinagar, Apr 14: The Sikh community celebrated Baisakhi with religious fervour and traditional enthusiasm across Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday.
Keeping with the tradition, the Mughal gardens Nishat and Shalimar witnessed heavy rush of visitors. Harwan and the Tulip garden also saw heavy rush.
Bajan Keertans were performed at Gurudawaras across Kashmir. The biggest function was held at Chatti Pathshahi, Kathi Darwaza, Rainawari here.
The Sikhs woke up early and visited Gurdwaras where langars or community feasts were arranged as part of charity on the day.
People also exchanged greetings with friends, neighbours and relatives. Children spent their day in parks and gardens.
Reports said that Guruduwaras were decorated while large number of Sikhs had also decorated their residential houses and localities.
Although Baisakhi is celebrated in various other northern states for a good harvest of Rabi crop, the Sikh community here celebrates the festival to mark the foundation of Khalsa Panth by the 10th Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh Ji.
J&K Lt Governor Manoj Sinha, former Chief Ministers Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti besides many leaders greeted people on the auspicious occasion of Baisakhi.
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