Vaisakhi Celebration Tomorrow, Read Its Astrological Significance

Astrological significance of Vaisakhi will surprise you! Tomorrow, on 14 April 2018, the festival of Vaisakhi will be celebrated with great enthusiasm. Let’s know through this article the cultural, religious and astrological significance of this festival.


India is a country full of cultural diversity. Many festivals are celebrated every year here. One of the festivals celebrated with great joy and enthusiasm is 'Vaisakhi', which is celebrated especially by farmers in Punjab and Haryana. Now, its popularity has been observed throughout the country with people of the Sikh community celebrating with immense delight. 

In Punjab, with the irresistible fragrance of delicious dishes coming out from the houses, young men and women dressed in colorful dresses are seen dancing and doing Bhangra-Gidda (traditional dance form of Punjab). Vaisakhi, also known as the Harvest Festival, marks the ripening of Rabi crop harvest and is widely commemorated by the farmers. On the other hand, in Kerala, this festival is celebrated in the form of “Vishu”, hereby marking the beginning of a new year.

Events Organized on Vaisakhi


The festival of Vaisakhi is celebrated in many parts of the country and abroad including Punjab and Haryana.

  • On this day, harvesting of wheat, oilseeds and sugarcane begins. People go to temples and gurudwaras and thank the God.
  • On the occasion of Vaisakhi, religious programs and fairs are held in many places.
  • The Golden Temple, also known as Sri Harmandir Sahib, is considered to be the most sacred place for the Sikh community. People from all over the world visit the Golden Temple to participate in the grand divine ceremony organized here.
  • In cultural programs organized on Vaisakhi, young men and women do folk dance such as Bhangra and Giddha.

Vaisakhi: Religious & Astrological Significance


The festival of Vaisakhi holds a social, cultural significance as well as religious significance. Let's know the religious beliefs associated with this festival-

Establishment of Khalsa Panth- The festival of Vaisakhi is very important for the Sikh community. On this day, Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the tenth Guru of Sikhs, founded the Khalsa Panth in Anandpur Sahib. Khalsa means pure or sacred. The purpose of establishing Khalsa Panth was to liberate people from the atrocities of the Mughal rulers.

Religious Significance- According to Hindu astrology, the festival of Vaisakhi is considered an auspicious occasion. On this day, Vaishakh month begins with the appearance of the Vishaka Nakshatra in the sky. The Sun enters Aries on this day. According to astrological scholars, this astrological developments have an impact on human life. This day is also called Solar New Year in the Hindu Calendar or Panchang. According to legendary beliefs, Ganga came from heaven to Earth on the day of Vaisakhi, so Hindus find Ganga Snan sacred and praise Goddess Ganga.


Vishu or Malayalam New Year


Vishu is a famous festival in Kerala. This festival is celebrated today on the occasion of the beginning of Malayalam New Year. On Vishu festival in Kerala, the sowing of rice begins. This day is also called here as "Malayali New Year Vishu".Many religious programs are organized on Vishu festival. 'Bratum' is organized in the temples of North Kerala before Vishu festival begins. Bratum is a prayer carried out by men with an intention to persuade their main deity. On this occasion, there is a tradition of giving some cash to small children of the family. It is called "Vishu Kaineetam". It is believed that this activity ensures prosperity of their children in the future.

AstroSage wishes you a very Happy Vaisakhi and Vishu Festival.

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